Academia may have found yet another source of microaggression: wood paneling.
According to one activist close to the University of Michigan, the walls of the historic Michigan Union building are “marginalizing” minority students, The College Fix reports. The glossy brown mahogany wood can be found all over the interior of the storied campus structure and is similar to patterns found in thousands of other buildings across America.
Anna Wibbelman — who used to head an organization concerned about enhancing college life, called Building a Better Michigan — announced at a recent student government meeting that “minority students felt marginalized by quiet, imposing masculine paneling” that covers the walls in the century-old building. It’s all there in the minutes from he meeting.
The union building is described by the university as “one of the University of Michigan’s most recognizable landmarks,” is slated for $85.2 million in renovations and the architects are seeking the opinion of students before commencing work. University’s Wood Paneling ‘Marginalizing’ Minority Students https://dailycaller.com/2017/05/15/universitys-wood-paneling-marginalizing-miniority-students/ via @dailycaller