New site gathers the stories of Ivy minorities


 

Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof '18, a junior in the School of Hotel Administration and a forward on the Big Red men’s basketball team, recently launched a website called www.IvyUntold.com.

"I wanted to create a website devoted to Ivy League minorities," Adur-Ra'oof said. "The purpose of the site is to serve as a literary platform where African-Americans, LGBTQ+, Hispanics, people of low economic status, wealthy African-Americans and other minorities could share their stories.

"This is a space devoted to challenging preconceived notions and stereotypes. With an ever-changing society, and strong emotions about race, gender and LGBTQ+ rights, the time was right to create a forum where some of the brightest minorities could share their experiences."