— Sam (@Pendulum2) March 16, 2015
We’re pleased that the university took immediate steps to discontinue distribution of the catalogue. But the very fact that it was disseminated in the first place encapsulates the nation’s ongoing struggles with race and gender equality at every level in education, employment, and the criminal justice system.
Indeed, if education is supposed to be the great equalizer, the image is hardly one that a higher institution of learning should convey on its course catalogue. It sends out the message to potential applicants: Why try?