This mini-cluster explores the contradictions inherent in small college environments when it comes to radical politics, especially around race and racism. Written by a mix of faculty, students, and alumni, these five articles come from institutions quite different from each other, although there are fascinating overlaps. Three of the colleges featured are in some way religiously affiliated – Catholic, Lutheran, and Buddhist. In two of the essays, the writers ventured outside the walls of their institution to understand the dynamics of race in their college. And two actively engage with strategies for countering white-dominant practices either in the classroom or in the college as a whole.