Cartoon misinformed, new cartoon more accurate
To the Daily:
I could write about how the cartoon on Nov. 28 (The Bean Archives) was from an uneducated and misinformed viewpoint about affirmative action. I could write about how because I am black and female, I will still earn less than the average white male who only has an high school degree after I graduate from this prestigious institution. I could write about how in a class full of people who look nothing like me when I ask a question I have to worry about being seen as the dumb black girl who doesn’t deserve to be here anyway despite the fact that if we went solely by numbers I was “more qualified” than the “average” applicant. I could explain that for the rest of my life I will be discriminated against and racially profiled by teachers, graders, loan consultants, realtors, banks and potential employers just because of my name.
But my momma told me a picture speaks 1,000 words. And to think, people complain about a test! Accuse me of taking THEIR seat! Bah humbug.
Miesha Jihan Williamson