Over the weekend of March 1-3, the words “white power” appeared on a whiteboard in the Atherton Union student lounge near the Efroymson Diversity Center.
Friday marked the start of the First Friday at Four meetings for the 2018-19 school year. All members of the Butler community were invited to gather in the Diversity Center on the lower level of Atherton to talk about what’s on their mind.
Columnist Douglas Roche III interviews students and explores discrimination, inclusion and representation on Butler’s campus.
Butler University’s devotion to diversity might look good on paper, but the numbers say otherwise. According to Butler records, the number of African American, Asian American, Native American and other students enrolled for the 2009-2010 year was 11.3 percent. This pales in comparison to the 31.4 percent national average for comparable private four-year universities in…