Subramanian: Give more visibility to the MSSC

Freshman Annu Subramanian, a Hatchet columnist, argues that the Multicultural Student Services Center should be given more visibility on campus.

Let the numbers speak for themselves: In the race of races, GW loses, and that makes it tough to be a minority here. Hispanics make up 5.3 percent of the student body at GW. Only 8.6 percent of the student body is black; this insufficiently represents the 12.4 percent of the nation that is black.

For a school that prides itself on serving as a beacon of diversity in the heart of America’s capital, those figures are pretty bleak.

Poor diversity within the student body has worse implications than just having fewer minorities in class. Some minority students, I believe, consequently feel less connected to the rest of the student population. I am of Indian descent and for me, the campus subsequently lacks a bona fide sense of community among all students.

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