Hodge: Reflecting on “Check your biases before calling police” column

Jayla Hodge

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I wrote the piece, “Check your biases before calling the police” in response to an unfortunate racial profiling incident at CSU last semester. This incident picked up national spotlight and I am glad my column could attribute to the conversations and dialogue around this topic on campus.


It was extremely disappointing to see what had happened to the two boys who were visiting our school and to understand that we as a community still have a lot further to go in regards to our treatment of marginalized demographics. The responses were incredible and they also showed me that we as a community are ready to engage and improve our faults. 

Jayla Hodge can be reached at letters@collegian.com or online at @Jaylahodge.