Meet the 2012 Point Scholars
BY Advocate.com Editors
June 14 2012 9:43 AM ET
Philosophy, Politics & Society
Kwame Ocran was born in the Bronx to Ghanaian‐American parents. After coming out as gay in high school, Ocran dealt with issues of homophobia, racism and discrimination. This prompted his work with other student leaders in his school's gay-straight alliance and influenced his ambition to work toward the recognition and acceptance of gays in marginalizing societies. Ocran is now a student at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, studying political philosophy and public policy. He hopes to incorporate an understanding of philosophy into collaborative governmental‐NGO relationships so as to engage disenfranchised communities in oppressive regions of the world.
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