Opinion: Western highlights diversity, but forgets about inclusionBy The Front | January 31
For a university which claims to be inclusive, it’s time for Western to start practicing what it preaches. The Western Front editorial board would like to start this opinion piece by saying we are not intending to speak for students of color on this campus. They have shared their voices clearly, including last week, when the Oceanic Student Association issued a statement regarding Western Athletics’ proposed “Hawaiian Night” basketball game. We agree with OSA that students of color have been burdened with the uncompensated labor of education and making campus welcoming to diverse students. Our intent is to stand behind the work of students of color and ask Western to commit to their promises of inclusion.