What Students are Saying


Photos courtesey of Frankee E. Morning, III

Koraya Robinson 

"I am very interested in the Ethnic Studies Major and plan on taking it as soon as it opens."

Abby Cillo 

Abby Cillo

"Ethnic Studies is becoming one of the most important areas of study. If we, as a nation, want to achieve the end of racism and intolerance, we must use the power of education. I personally believe Ethnic Studies should become a mandatory part of the primary education curriculum. We must begin before society embeds the power of racism within the minds of the youth.

I have taken several Ethnic Studies courses over my college career. I apply the knowledge that I gained from these courses more in my daily life than I do algebra. Ethnic Studies classes offer a refreshingly truthful insight into what really happens in society."

Jessica Maes 

"I think Ethnic Studies classes are some of the most valuable classes I have taken on this campus."

Niabi Hart

"I am an ethnic studies minor student who is very interested in an ethnic studies major. It is appropriate for an accredited school like UCD to offer such a major, especially with the movement in society toward more service. We need professionals in ethnic studies to assist in this direction."

Chelsea Situmeang

" Ethnic Studies faculty members spend more time on advising and supplemental education than faculty in other areas".

Marika Fama

" I also believe that ethnic studies students do well because they're passionate about applying the topics and learning in a new way."


" I think that there are tremendous benefits in taking Ethnic Studies courses. Not only does Ethnic Studies flesh out stereotypes and ignorance, this study further educates people on the beauty of culture and ways of life that challenges the colonial view of post-Ethnic Studies America. The study offers the chance to learn about cultures other than one's own, which can change how a person sees themselves as well as the those around them..." 

Jordan Henscheid

" Ethnic Studies has helped me to better understand the time and place in which I live, to recognize the severity of inequalities in education, employment, housing, health, and wealth due to the oppression of people of color, and to realize greater accountability to make a positive impact in y community somehow".