“I know that I deserve to be here because I worked as hard as everyone else and [I] have something of value to offer. However, the institution itself is not designed to accommodate underrepresented students and instead decides to cater to the majority — in CMU’s case, white and East Asian students. I know people who just think of it as being normal because the number of microaggressions [is] too tiring to pay any mind to. From racial assumptions based [on] where someone is from, to faculty focusing solely on Eurocentric curricula, there isn’t a sense of urgency or priority towards minority stories or history.”

- Anonymous rising sophomore in CFA (from the Tartan article)