Civil Liberties

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.