04/24/2015 14:52

 I often feel like I have to work harder than men on campus to achieve positions or recognition. There is a strong sentiment on campus of trying to fill a ‘male quota,’ make sure the men are comfortable, get more men to come to the school. Even though there are more women on campus than men, it still feels as if they are in the higher position of power. As a white individual who recognizes my privilege, I feel like I have not been held accountable to discussing the construct of whiteness. Topics of racial diversity often lead to silence from white students. Students of color should not need to feel like they are alone on this campus, but white silence does just that. Racial diversity shouldn’t just be discussions of the minority groups — it should also expose the way in which whiteness has led to the marginalizing of these groups.