Every other week, a forum called Race Matters is hosted by a sociology professor and a history professor, and pulls interested members of the campus community (of all races and ethnicities) to discuss current events as it relates to race. These discussions happen more frequently as the F&M community faces the racial tensions that face all Americans who want to live in a richer, more diverse community. Franklin & Marshall is facing its problems straight on, but facing them and healing them are two separate things entirely.
Thankfully, there have been few major racial incidents of late, and slurs that occur are always greeted with howls of dismay from all members of the campus community and official, rapid opprobrium from the powers that be. We can only hope that F&M’s efforts to widen horizons and open doors are paying off for its students.