It’s not that students don’t want diversity at UNL, it's just that there’s not a whole lot of it to be had in the great state of Nebraska. Many of the minority students at UNL are honors students or student leaders, and they are greeted with the same warm smile that anyone else could expect from a Nebraskan.
Of course, there’s progress to be made at UNL when it comes to diversity, and some may argue that there is nowhere to go but up. Racial stereotypes and slurs certainly don’t run rampant, but they’re not unheard of either. In 1892, George Flippin donned a Nebraska football helmet to become one of only five African-American student-athletes in the nation. It’s this kind of forward thinking that UNL strives for—even in a state that can be a bit backwards, and for this, the school earns some points but not enough for a decent grade.