Newton Provides Testing for Vulnerable Residents
Metro, Newton

Newton Provides Testing for Vulnerable Residents

“This is about access to testing for those who might not otherwise have it,” Newton Health and Human Services Commissioner Deborah Youngblood wrote in an email to The Heights. “We want to be sure that there are not financial barriers to receiving COVID tests to mitigate the risk of disproportionate impact of the virus on low income residents.”

Jones Shares Tools for Becoming a Racial Justice Warrior
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Jones Shares Tools for Becoming a Racial Justice Warrior

During her time as a medical student, Camara Phyllis Jones went out to a late dinner with some friends after a long day of studying. As they began eating inside the restaurant together, Jones looked up and noticed the “open” sign across the room. Although seemingly simple, this sign sparked a revelation within her about the dual nature of racism.

‘Neglected, Unprotected, and Disrespected’: Students Honor Black Women with Candlelit Vigil
News, On Campus

‘Neglected, Unprotected, and Disrespected’: Students Honor Black Women with Candlelit Vigil

Kathryn Destin is familiar with two different kinds of pictures at Boston College. The first is overtly racist—anti-Black slurs plastered in sharpie in a residence hall and a racist snapchat that spread across campus. The second cuts in a subtler way: social media posts of beautiful white women, which remind her she doesn’t look like the typical BC student.

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