Why put the “Some say university has yet to achieve true diversity” article questioning Penn State’s improvement, or lack thereof, at improving equality on the front page?
According to the graphic, Penn State is made up of, among others, 71.1 percent of white, 4.1 percent black/African American, 4.7 percent Hispanic/Latino and 4.8 percent Asian.
According to the 2000 Census the state of Pennsylvania consisted of 84 percent white, 11.3 percent Black, 5.9 percent Hispanics and 1.78 percent Asian.
The way I see it, if Penn State is trying to match its population with that of the state it is located in, then it should work to not just encourage those of African American race, but also of the white race — and discourage the over-represented, Hispanic and Asian. But no, it would not be politically correct to discourage a minority sector while promoting a major sector/race even if that race is statistically under represented.
This is a non-issue. Please don’t waste any more newspaper space on non-issues as this.
Class of 1984