Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Feedback to the University

(I submitted this through the University's survey website)

I recommend that the University reconsider its application guidelines for the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) (www.grad.uiuc.edu/srop).  I love the fact that our University is reaching out to underrepresented minorities, but I think that programs such as this one should invite all students to apply.  When students are profiled based on race -- whether for positive or negative reasons -- it limits our ability as a campus to get beyond racism.  I share Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream that one day skin color will no longer play a part in how any of us are perceived or treated.  Thank you very much for considering my feedback.

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