“As an artist, I don’t feel like my motives are always pure. But I feel that they’re pretty pure here. I’m a New Yorker, and I was here that day.” — Spencer Finch ’85
News & Events
Guest editor and veteran journalist Edvige Jean-François ’90 and more than two dozen Black alumni and community members give voice to what it means to them to be Black in our world today in this special edition of the magazine. Here’s a sampling of three features that appear in the issue.
As he rises through the ranks in real estate property management, Joshua Bruff ’05 is often reminded that he is Black. His anecdotes prompt the question: What would you do in the same scenarios?
Following the death of George Floyd, people worldwide gathered to protest racial injustice. Sakhile Matlhare ’10 was one of them. In Germany, she is co-founder of an art gallery that addresses issues of inequality, racism, and power imbalances.
Lorna Lightfoot-Ware ’88 introduces this feature — with illustration by Kirubel Tesfaye ’21 and a poem by Jahmali Matthews ’22 — in which Black alumni and students reflect on how Floyd's death has affected race relations in America.