A Poem From Kwyn Townsend Riley: PWI 10 Commandments

This poem entitled PWI 10 Commandments, poet Kwyn Townsend Riley shares 10 guaranteed experiences to be had by Black women who attend predominantly white institutions.

The struggle is real.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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2 Responses

  1. Sunya says:

    The 10 Commandments are a beautiful spoken word project! Sadly, the same microaggressions I encountered at PWI’s starting in elementary school continued all the way thru grad school. Obviously, they still remain- decades later. The struggle is, indeed, real.

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