Letter: TWC’s new name is a poor choice

To the Editor:

 

I wanted to express my disappointment with the name chosen to replace the admittedly awkward “Third World Center.” The “Brown Center for Students of Color” was, in my opinion, an ill-considered name. It lumps together many historically and culturally unrelated groups, seemingly with the only shared property of being non-white. It divides the student body into a dichotomy between two groups, which I doubt can possibly be a productive viewpoint for either supposed group to adopt. I feel that a name that made reference to the multicultural element of the center (several of which were proposed, according to The Herald’s article) would have been a more accurate reflection of the center’s mission and the student body as a whole.

 

Patrick O’Callahan ’15

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