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There is still a common loneliness through which many black Americans navigate when afforded post-secondary educational opportunities, often producing social and physical distance between ourselves and our community. Throughout a study away program my final semester of undergrad, self reflection during social exchanges with the white majority of students caused "out of body experiences" in which I would consider my compromised relationship to the people of my hometown who did not have similar opportunities: people with whom I'd grown up who perhaps are more deserving than typical students.

New Haven, CT, USA
Dante is an artist from New Haven, CT. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from Skidmore College in 2019 and has experience photographing, filming, and acting for cinematic and theatrical projects. He is a filmmaker concerned with identity and the creation of meaning who strives to generate artistic opportunities for people of historically suppressed communities. more...

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