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Black on Campus: Saliho Touré

BY: MACKENZIE GALLOWAY // PHOTOGRAPHY: ROMAN HABIBZAI

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About

Name: Saliho Touré

Hometown: "I am from Guinée, Conakry (my home and birth country), Lille, France and now Philadelphia"

Background: West African from Guinée Conakry

Major: SIS with a regional focus in Sub-Saharan Africa and a double major in Philosophy

Hobby: Learning languages

 

Black Identity

I am a West African from Guinée Conakry. I was born and partly raised in Africa so I am connected and grounded in my roots which is a big part of who I am as a person. Having deep connections with my "Africaness" empowers me as a black man because of the reach and diverse culture that the continent of Africa has.

 

Black Struggles

Some challenges include dealing with racism, stereotypes, and the constant worries that I will get discriminated against when applying for  jobs because I am Black.  

 

Black Pride

Being Black to me is a privilege of coming from a fantastic, diverse and divine culture and people. Being Black to me means excellence. I involve myself in the community, and try to uplift other Black youth like myself and show them that nothing is impossible. I look at all the greatest role models, Dr. King, Obama, Sekou Touré and they always influence me that as a Black man, there is no such thing as shoot for the sky or the stars, we shoot for infinity and beyond.

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