REPORT: Private college to remove historical mural because it only depicts white people

JULY 9, 2019

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Tufts University has announced its plans to remove a historical mural from campus because it does not depict any nonwhite people.

The decision was made public in a news release which explained that the imagery “undermines its values of diversity and inclusion.”

The article goes on to state the following:

Alumnae Lounge, a popular meeting space at the campus, has several murals which are said to depict the university’s history. According to the university, however, “the murals tell an incomplete story about the origins and growth of Tufts.”

“There is not a single image of a person of color, for example, despite the fact that black students were enrolled at Tufts as early as the late nineteenth century, according to university archives,” the Tufts press release explains.

The report states that students are “uncomfortable in the space” and don’t want to attend awards ceremonies there.

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