As members of the UNC community, we are aware that the University prides itself on diversity: diversity of people, diversity of opportunities, and especially diversity of opinions. The purpose of this site is to gauge the reality of diversity on campus at UNC, and the UNC community members' reactions to it and thoughts about it.
My partner (man) and I (woman) go to the hardware store to get supplies. I say, “this looks like what we need,” and he ignores me until he reaches the same conclusion. We double-check with a sales clerk; she tells us she thinks we’re right but seems unsure and asks her male coworker to confirm. He…
I am Native American and have an academic, diversity scholarship. I am constantly asked why I received my scholarship by other recipients and when I tell them I always get disbelieving stares, eye rolls, and “but you don’t look like it, you look white” as a response. I have never felt more alienated in my entire life. In college & makes me feel angry, helpless, hurt.
A white man as he walked past me, a Muslim woman who wears hijab. I hear variations on this (including people shouting “Osama” or “Bin Laden”, often while pretending to shoot me, from their vehicles) on an almost daily basis. I live in a medium sized city with a significant Muslim population & that prides itself on “diversity.”It always make me nervous about the fact that I have to walk alone frequently. I don’t feel safe. (via microaggressions)
White woman, with a smile as I took a water break from riding my bike in a nice neighborhood park. It became clear through her body language and tone that to her, it was funny and out of the ordinary that a 16 year-old black female would want to ride her bike in a park. (via microaggressions)
"America has a white majority, and a far larger one in most of the country’s past, so why wouldn’t the American Girls [dolls] have one as well?"
As justification for a lack of characters of color in a online discussion of American Girl. Apparently people of other races and ethnicities only show up when needed in American history. Made me feel irritated, ignored, marginalized. (via microaggressions)