Ethnic Studies classes uncover Indigenous history through Blanket Exercise rendition

Ethnic Studies classes uncover Indigenous history through Blanket Exercise rendition Joshua Zaffos  In a large room inside the Lory Student Center, Colorado State University students each hold a colored index card and stand on an array of blankets placed on the floor. The blankets represent Turtle Island,  the Indigenous conception of North America as it once was.    During the following joint class between Native American Cultural Experience (ETST 240), […]

Ethnic Studies Responds to White Supremacist Posters on Campus

Department of Ethnic Studies Statement on White Supremacist Posters of September 10, 2021 September 14, 2021 On the morning of Friday, September 10, posters were placed on campus with misleading and derisive phrasing about diversity. This phrasing has been used in the past by white supremacists and used by various individuals, groups, and institutions in […]

Sagás Wins Fulbright to Teach – and Learn – about Race and Ethnicity in Bolivia

Sagás Wins Fulbright to Teach – and Learn – about Race and Ethnicity in Bolivia  Joshua Zaffos Relations between the United States and Bolivia have been tense – to put it modestly – in the last 15 years. From 2006-2019, Bolivian President Evo Morales – the country’s first ever Indigenous-born president and a socialist and former coca growers’ union organizer – […]