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Monday, December 30, 2013

NPR: Colleges Use Photoshop to Paint Faux Diversity

The photo was a shot of students at a football game — but Shabazz had never been to a football game. "So I flipped back, and that's when I saw my head cut off and kind of pasted onto the front cover of the admissions booklet," he says.


O lord.

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How comforting it must be for a student to know that he's viewed as a convenient stereotype rather than an individual. On the other hand, if that's how he was viewed in the admissions process, you could argue that there's a sort of lunatic consistency in the photoshop madness.

Posted by: dearieme | Dec 31, 2013 6:37:54 AM