Brickbat: A Whiter Shade of Pale

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has declared several times over the years that the university is too black and something needs to be done to change that. Oh, wait, he has said the school is too white. Shepard adds that if the university, which is 78.7 percent non-Hispanic white, remains so white it will be a failure. On the university's website, he recently asked “How do we make sure that in future years we are not as white as we are today?” He says he was just trying to provoke discussion.

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  • Jim Bowie||

    We need to diversify, everything. Except milk, cause dark milk is evil. All hail the purity of white milk.

    Oh and your link doesnt work Oliver.

  • Jim Bowie||

  • Brian D||

    FTA:

    BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard says he’s being deliberately provocative when he says the university is too white.

    The lack of diversity on college campuses is a national crisis, he says.

    I imagine breaking a shoestring is a national crisis to him.

  • LiveFreeOrDiet||

    So why isn't this guy fired for racism?

  • OneOut||

    Duh ?

    That would be racist.

    And you are sounding borderline racist for even axing such a question.

  • Radioactive||

    or fired for stupidity?

  • Rev Match||

    “How do we make sure that in future years we are not as white as we are today?”

    Incessantly worrying about RACE and concerning oneself with the RACIAL COMPOSITION of every institution is not racist! It's DIVERSITY!!!

  • Swiss Servator, Käse, Käse!||

    Maybe he should resign and be replaced by "an administrator of color"?

  • LiveFreeOrDiet||

    Hehehe. Especially being such a failure.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    If they're willing to wait a year, I'll happily take his job.

  • Swiss Servator, Käse, Käse!||

    I just had a frisson of delight, imagining that you would take the helm of that school, HM.

  • ||

    Get a classroom you two

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    It looks like WWU started as a teacher's college...and is the alma mater of one Tori Black.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Who says the college doesn't have enough Blacks, lol

    reachedintothebottomofthrbarrelwiththatjoke.com

  • Jordan||

    Sorry, you still count as white because you have the wrong politics.

  • ||

    Considering Washington State is 72.5% non-Hispanic white, the university is actually already close to reflecting the community's racial demographics as a whole anyway.

    Anyway, if Brucey-boy wants more minorities at the university, perhaps he should be asking whether the state's primary and secondary education systems might be the problem, and not his admission policies. But that would mean questioning the greatness of one-size-fails-all public education, wouldn't it

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • ||

    Superman and Martian Manhunter are illegal aliens undocumented workers. That should count for something.

    Also, if Wonder Woman is an Amazon, why is she so pale?

    And which Green Lantern are we considering?

    And, the Flash is rather fleet-footed. All he needs to do now is add Grand Master in front of his name and we're making really fast strides.

    Robin is gay, right? While still white, that's diverse, no?

  • CrayB||

    Bellingham, itself (where the college is located), is actually 85% White.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.....mographics

  • Ted S.||

    Not only is Charles Oliver giving us another old story we discussed a week or so ago, he SFed the link. :-)

  • ||

    Wonder what his handle on AM Links is, cos he's definitely got the required skills

  • Bardas Phocas||

    Is he a "de[rp]verity hire"?

  • Rich||

    He says he was just trying to provoke discussion.

    Excellent catch-all excuse.

    "Although the suspected Kansas City highway sniper has provided no motive, apparently he was just trying to provoke discussion."

  • Matrix||

    Just lower admission standards and academic performance standards, and you can get more people in.

    Can't even read your own high school diploma? No worries! We'll let you come to our university and get an indoctrination education. Maybe you can't read your college diploma when you're finished, but no worries. You have the credentials, and you can get a job for something which you are grossly incompetant to perform. But you won't have to worry about that either because of anti-discrimination laws.

  • Copernicus||

    Bruce Shepard is a nigger loving douchebag asshole who should resign and hand over his job to the nearest colored person.

    /just trying to provoke discussion, aw shucks.

  • ||

    Dude, there are no black people to be had for metriculation in Bellingham. Does he expect them to just come from someplace warmed to our barren north?

  • Seamus||

    Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has declared several times over the years that the university is too black and something needs to be done to change that. Oh, wait, he has said the school is too white.

    Actually, liberals do get worked up over schools that they think are "too black": http://www.theatlantic.com/fea.....ow/359813/

  • Flemur||

    Actually, liberals do get worked up over schools that they think are "too black":

    Summary: standard-issue liberals are racists.

  • frankania||

    Ahm a Cajun, and I demands my rights! I was at de fai-do-do last night, and there were too many niggers, krauts, honkys, limeys, red-skins, pollacks, and skimos! Oh well, have a beer and cool-out!

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