Northwest Missourian Opinion

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter in reference to the article written about the creation of the Black Student Union.

I personally feel the article did not articulate the educational component the Black Student Union offers. The purpose of BSU is to provide educational opportunities, enhance political and cultural awareness for ALL students, and provide a place where students can gather to discuss and learn about issues concerning our black student population.

As we strive to create an inclusive campus, we must empower all of our students to be aware of their cultural identity while opening up to learn about other cultures around them on a daily basis.

This group, like all other student groups, was not built to segregate, but to create integration and cross-cultural learning between all students. I hope future articles regarding Multicultural Student Organizations will look at the educational opportunities for all students and not just the racial aspect/component of the student group.

Justin Mallet

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