Intent vs. Impact; Kneejerk Reactions and More | Laurielle Noel & Sedruola Maruska

In 2018 a young black student at Smith College reported feeling racially profiled at her school. . . Thus begins our analysis. We’re not trying to speak directly to the events at Smith College but rather to the elements that are more far reaching. We’re talking about intent vs. impact, kneejerk reactions individually and institutionally and our thoughts on what’s happening socially when it comes to dealing with race and social justice issues. We want to be clear that we don’t know enough about the Smith College incident to speak directly to those affected there. We do not intend to take anything away from any of the affected parties. We’re simply using it as a case study of universal elements.


There are several articles pertaining to the incident at Smith College. 

We also mention UT Austin, please do a search regarding their school song.

The University of North Dakota were “The Fighting Sioux” they are now “The Fighting Hawks” the controversy mentioned in this episode surrounds Ralph Engelstad and his threat to withdraw funding should the logo be changed.


Book suggestionWhy I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge


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