Unique Mackey

Oxford College of Emory University
Class of 2025

Further the discussion of racial disparities and bring attention to the root cause behind injustices minorities face within the world today.

Unique is a fierce and fearless leader, who is relentless in the pursuit of her goals. As a young Black woman growing up on Chicago’s westside, Unique has experienced or witnessed incredible challenges–from gang violence to racism and more. It‘s these challenges that fuel her spirit of advocacy and activism. “It is my job to seek justice for those who can’t get justice for themselves.” A self-proclaimed “black revolutionary,” Unique brings attention to the injustices faced by Black Americans through literature and expository writing. As an accomplished debater, she uses her platform to debate black arguments and feminist theory to normalize the topics in the debate space. Her awards include Most Valuable Debater in 2018 and 2019 and 2nd place partnership. Unique was also an active member of the Black Student Association, Black Revolutionary Literature, Poetry Club, ASL Club, and STEPPERS while in high school. Outside of her activism, Unique is a loving and leading family member. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, she woke up at 4:30 am to ensure that she and her younger brother, who attended school on the opposite side of town, could arrive to class on time and escorted him there to protect him from gang recruitment. Unique intends to change the way the world perceives the problem of racism, to teach impoverished communities how to better themselves and their surroundings, and to spread the concept of generational wealth.

Leadership:

  • Black Student Association, Member
  • STEPPERS, Battle Squad Performer
  • Poetry Club, Performer