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‘New Slaves’ Lets African-American Students Discuss Issues

‘New Slaves’ Lets African-American Students Discuss Issues
BY JORDAN BISHOP | OCOLLY.COM

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Sometimes, all it takes to help adapt to an unfamiliar world is talking it out with someone who shares the struggle.

That is what members of Oklahoma State’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha were trying to emote in its presentation of “New Slaves” on Thursday Night in Agriculture Hall.

“New Slaves” is one of OSU’s Alpha Week’s final events, which happen each year to provide a social atmosphere to discuss intellectually stimulating ideas about race.

In the discussion, African-American students were asked questions of what it truly means to be black, if the “N” word is acceptable, what it’s like being a black student on a predominately white campus and other pivotal questions.




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