The Illusion of Inclusion: Creating Space and Crafting Identity in The Nubian Message, 1990 to 2014

"The Illusion of Inclusion: Creating Space and Crafting Identity in The Nubian Message, 1990 to 2014," questions the idea that the United States is a "post-racial" society by exploring the history of The Nubian Message, North Carolina State University's first African American student newspaper. From its founding in 1992 to the present, The Nubian Message has been a critical and outspoken opponent of racism on campus and in the larger community. This project examines the founding of The Nubian Message in 1992, the paper's coverage of race-related issues in the 1990s, and the paper's ongoing relevance in the new millennium.

About the Illusion of Inclusion

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Explore selected articles from The Nubian Message and the Technician, NC State's original student newspaper. Search articles and download images.

Browse Exhibits

Investigate the circumstances behind The Nubian Message's establishment and its ongoing coverage of race-related issues. Connect featured articles with their historical context to draw broader conclusions about the past.

Interactive Timeline

Trace the history of The Nubian Message using the interactive timeline, "The Nubian Message: Past, Present, and Future," which is powered by Neatline. Explore how race relations at NC State have changed over time, and how African American students have challenged the idea that America is a “post-racial” society.

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