I think that this is really important to address. I’m biracial (black and white), and I had similar worries about the lack of diversity on campus, because let’s face it—eighty percent of Bennington students are white. I come from a very diverse city, high school, and family, so I was kind put off by that number when I was initially checking out the school. But I can say with complete honesty that I have had an amazing experience here, regardless of this data. There are students here who encourage discussion about race, and I think it’s something that does need to be talked about. That said, just because Bennington may be fairly racially homogeneous, it is definitely not culturally or socioeconomically homogeneous. But ultimately, I don’t think that my experience here has had much to do with my race at all.