No, We are not the Same Student (of Color)

Nikhil Vootkur
5 min readNov 10, 2019

(This article was initially written for The Pelican, the St. Paul’s School student newspaper)

You called me what?!?! Graphic by Nikhil Vootkur

Students of color at St. Paul’s School are frequently confused for other students of color, regardless of their likenesses. Misnaming dehumanizes students of color by stripping them of their identities. Simultaneously, it reminds them about the realities of being a person of color at SPS: that they…

Nikhil Vootkur

Studying Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora @ Tufts University. Writes about identity, politics, and culture