The faculty at my school is a bunch of white liberals who get a hard-on when they admit students of color.
Seriously though, I think when they see that someone is a poc on the admissions form they start getting excited like
Then if the essay is good they get all impressed.
Then when they admit you they just sit around patting each other on the back for being such good white people.
And then students of color are still a huge minority and we’re like “Hey there’s a lot of white bullshit here and why is all the faculty white?” And then the administration’s all
"wait but we let you in. I don’t understand what’s happening.”
Don’t get me wrong, now. The New School is a lot better than the other schools I toured and A LOT better than the one I transferred from.
I appreciate the fact that we have classes on race and that the administration is making an obvious effort to increase ethnic diversity. But it’d be nice if the people teaching classes weren’t ALL WHITE. I’ve taken two psych classes with an emphasis on ethnicity and stereotypes here and both professors were 1) not even faculty, but grad students and 2) cis white males.
I just wish they’d spend less time getting off on what awesome white people they are and actually do something that requires effort on their part, instead of the part of students of color.
And hire some fucking non-white faculty!
Ain’t seen one faculty member of color yet but almost every single maintenance person is a person of color. The fuck is that about?
There is also an entire ONE class about Natives. “Native American Art and Design”, which is run by a white person who’s all about Clovis point and “admiring the skill of these beautiful people”.