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Veritas

Abstract

A line of people waiting to enter the Great Hall in the Iowa State Memorial Union wound up and down the hall and up the stairs around the building, where they waited to attend a September discussion on racism, diversity and inclusion.

There, a panel of members of the Latino activist group, Latinos Unidos for Change (LUCHA), recounted stories of every day, subtle and not-so-subtle, racism and aggression they said they endured mostly from white students. They told stories that included students asking them where they are really from, getting stared at while speaking Spanish in public or seeing Halloween costumes making a joke of some students’ Mexican culture.

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