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Tesay Yusuf

Tesay Yusuf

MEET TESAY

"I declared a minor in AAAS [African and African American Studies] because once I got to Stanford, I realized that I had never critically thought about race and how I fit into Blackness."

AAAS gave me the opportunity to get a better understanding of my own Blackness, and the historical, political, and social context for Black identity formation over time.

I declared a minor in AAAS because once I got to Stanford, I realized that I had never critically thought about race and how I fit into Blackness. There was a lot of history that I hadn't learned, a lot of vocabulary and context that I felt compelled to understand for the first time, and so much that I wanted to explore. AAAS gave me the opportunity to get a better understanding of my own Blackness, and the historical, political, and social context for Black identity formation over time.

Tesay Yusuf, '18


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