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Living In Color

As part 6 of 12 of our annual special themed issues series, Digest magazine's "Living In Color" issue wants to know current reflections and realities concerning race, ethnicity, and color.  As a country founded through violence against ethnic and racial "minorities," the USA has had a dark and twisting history and foundation through hierarchies of skin-tone and ancestry.  Still today, various assumptions and stereotypes are reinforced and recreated for people of "different" backgrounds and phenotypes.  Yet at the same time, often from those in power, some charge that we live in a post-racial time.  What do you think?   We invite academic, casual, critical, and artistic contributions for all special themed issues.

"Living in Color" comes out annually the third week of February.  Our purpose in offering a broad theme is to not limit the large spectrums of topics and experiences having to do with race, color, and ethnicity.  Thus, if you have something you would like to share and you believe it is connected to this theme, we are excited to hear from you. 

Click here to view a PDF of contributor guidelines; email questions/submissions to: digestmagazine@luc.edu.

Below, each table represents the "Living in Color" issue from that year.  Click on the cover image to view/download the entire digital issue, or scroll down to view/download each individual part, ranging from guest contributors and our regular columns to our special sections like Tell-A-Vision and Feminist Fires.

2011 Release:



1 Brown Skin Lady just jamila
2 A [white] Baby Boomer Who Grew Up in an Integrated Southern City Chris Main
3 A Safe Ethnic Space Ida SeferRoche
4 Untitled Theresa Campagna
5 On Diversity in Higher Education: Words that should not go Unsaid Erica G. De La Rosa
6 Racial Justice from a position of white Privilege Kathryn Berg
7 Palestine Yasmeen Shaban
8 Interracial Dating Diversity Nlw
9 Privilege Mia Gutsell
10 Recognizing Whiteness Daniel Allen
11 Checking the 'White' Box Sophia Bairaktaris
12 Meditation on People I Don't Know Lindsay
13 Black is Black and Black is Me G. Larose
14 Silence Anonymous
15 race ya! devon
16 Excerpt from No More Tears: Sentimentalism Against Itself in Uncle Tom's Cabin Carina Pasquesi
17 assumptions of this. white. girl eman
18 Inside R Out?: White People, Stop. STOP WHITE PEOPLE J. Curtis Main
19 The Bonfire 12: Playing the White Card Kyla Barranco
20 Beyond the Words 3: Toward Understanding Aanmona Priyadarshini
21 Screen/Play 10: For Colored Girls Brandie Rae Madrid
22 Quote Corner 17: Chris Rock on race J. Curtis Main
23 Quote Corner 18: Margaret Cho on ethnicity J. Curtis Main
24 Quote Corner 19: Whoopi Goldberg on color J. Curtis Main
25 Faculty Feed 3: Loyola's Black World Studies Program Celebrates 40 Years Gerald Steenken
26 Tell-A-Vision 3: The N-word and Race in the World, by Paul Mooney J. Curtis Main
27 Bookmark Here 3: Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman by Marjorie Shostak J. Curtis Main
28 Feminist Fires #3: Boogie McClarin, Chicago Dance instructor, activist, and artist J. Curtis Main


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