The September 21 cover story “A long way from equality” addressed the lingering lack of diversity at Penn State.
For me, this is not a real problem compared to some of the things I’d witnessed taking just one summer class at a commonwealth campus last year.
The horror stories of racism mentioned in the article, occurring a decade ago, are not unlike things that still happen at some of Penn State’s satellite campuses.
One of my “favorite” of these was while I was in class and we broke off into a discussion about rumors related to admissions at Penn State.
Tasteless comments were made about minorities using their race as an excuse.
Sitting mortified in my seat, I was never quieter than that day.
I was embarrassed to be a member of the Penn State community and an Altoona native.
Since then, I did make a sufficient attempt on Google to find a place within the university to report this incident, but I didn’t find anything.
As a student, I wish greater efforts were made by Penn State to not only increase diversity, but also to crush racism.
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