Pretend diversity is way easier


One of these things is not like the other one…

Look about halfway down the left side of both pictures. Notice any difference between the original picture on the right and its final copy on the left?

In the summer of 2000, in a small room in the University of Wisconsin, the editors of the fall admissions brochure were frantically searching through every single photo ever taken on campus, desperately trying to find photographic evidence that black people went to their school.

Insert snarky comment about UW diversity here. I always wondered how every college brochure picture included such an eclectic mix of ethnicities.

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9 Responses to “Pretend diversity is way easier”

  1. Erik Paulson Says:

    In one of the greatest Onion articles ever, they just ran the story:

  2. Bridget Says:

    dude, Jack, this is (way, way, way) old news. The Daily Cardinal won a Associated Collegiate Press Story of the Year award for breaking this story (back in the day & before my time).

    for lack of a better link:

  3. Jack Says:

    Haha, don’t worry Bridget, we know. I think Alec just forgot to put the date of the brochure up (circa 2000, I believe.)

  4. Anon Says:

    Actually this something that is passed down like a war story in student of color groups. Ask anyone in a leadership position at the more prominent SOC groups, they talk about this story every year.

  5. Alec S Says:

    Yeah, this definitely was not intended to be breaking news. The quote below the picture mentions the summer of 2000. I stumbled across it in an article on digg and figured there were enough people who hadn’t seen or heard about it that it was worthy of a post.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    This is supposed to be a news blog, not VH1’s “I Love the Millennium.”

  7. Kevin Bargnes Says:

    Jesus. Lighten up people. Plenty of folks out there in campusland have never heard of this.

  8. Sam Clegg Says:

    And even if they had, it is a good contextualization in any case. Nice, Slocum.

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