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From Anti-Apartheid Activism to welcoming the first African-American President of Occidental College, the 1980s at Occidental College was a time of dramatic change in diversity. A lot of conversations occurred around the question of diversity, and this collection represents the complex discourse present during this time of transformation. The eighties was a decade full of pushes and pulls towards and away equtiy at Oxy. Essentially the 80s was a time of incredible preparation and change leading up to the activism of the 1990s.
From 2000-2014, there was constant conversation and repeated rhetoric on diversity at Occidental. However, these conversations resulted in little administrative...