Jackie Jenkins Scott, former president of Wheelock College, believes that when universities use the word “we,” many marginalized groups are not included in this “we.”
“It is so easy to take what we see and hear as the truth, allow it to take root, and grow in our minds until it becomes a fully formed opinion or belief. These are the seeds of prejudice, the beginnings of immigration bans.”
“Regardless of what this administration believes, diversity is what already does, and always will, make this country great.”
BC added a second voting African American trustee, Steve Pemberton, BC ’89, in the fall.
“While it is possible that plans to foster greater diversity could be contained in other individual sections of the plan, it is imperative that this goal be one of the foremost considerations for the University in its planning initiatives moving forward.”
Boston College organizations give their thoughts on this years nominations and speak to the larger issue of the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
“I believe that the University and students alike should also posses a true understanding of what it means to be a diverse campus.”
“We have the answer to resolving the diversity question at BC. I think we just have to value this question as being important enough to resolve and give it the attention it deserves.”
“White bodies can be in the same physical space as nonwhite bodies and yet these two sorts of bodies can experience that identical environment in sometimes radically different ways.”
On Thursday evening, UGBC held a Town Hall meeting to expand their conversation on diversity and inclusion with the administration to include students and faculty.