Minority report 2

September 7, 2007

If the images of the young black woman (August 31) were supposed to support the argument that black students are exploited, they were inappropriate and ill-judged. At best they looked like fashion shots, and the plunging neckline was the sort of thing normally seen in the tabloid press. Either way, a racist stereotype is reinforced of black women as decorative rather than intellectually gifted. I would be surprised to be the only (white) female reader who found these images distasteful and interested to know what black female academics think.

Mary Brown
Human resource management
Robert Gordon University

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