What They Said

Beau Charles, Gettysburg College

Surge is a student blog at Gettysburg College where systemic issues of justice matter. Posts are originally published at Through stories and reflection, these blog entries relate personal experiences to larger issues of equity, demonstrating that –isms are structural problems, not actions defined by individual prejudice. We intend to popularize justice, helping each other to recognize our biases and unlearn the untruths.


“Beau, stay after a little, I’d like to talk to you about something.”

Gut-reaction – I’m in trouble.

“What do you want me to do if someone uses the wrong pronouns when referring to you?”[excerpt]