Clearly the numbers speak for themselves. Furman is not
a diverse place. The administration would desperately like to attract a more diverse student body, and hopefully this will happen in the future. It is true that Furman is more diverse than it used to be, but the student population is still about 90 pecent white. Of course, many of these students come from various geographical and ideological backgrounds, but whatever diversity Furman has is difficult to see just by looking.
Although Furman's professors are dedicated to educating their students on the diverse world beyond Furman, they are immersed in a homogeneous environment. Students would be glad to add more diversity to the student body, but upper-middle-class white kids just keep showing up.