University makes bold statement about diversity, just not the one it wanted

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The University of North Georgia offered some biting parody of equal opportunity in America, albeit unwittingly, with a stock image that graced the cover of its Spring 2015 course catalogue

In the picture, two white men, who are for some reason wearing full suits, joyfully burst across the finish line of a race as a women in heels lags far behind and a more casually dressed black man struggles to even reach the end. A tagline across the photo enthusiastically reads: “Why follow when you can lead!”

The ill-conceived marketing material swiftly sparked some outrage and a healthy dose of ridicule after it was first featured in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The university has since pulled the picture from all of its course materials and removed it from its website. Read more…

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