I Have a Nightmare

>Date: 14 May 2003 11:25:56 EDT

>From: Alexander D. Talcott

>Reply-To: alex.talcott

>Subject: I Have a Dream

>To: Karl M. Furstenberg

From The Dartmouth (5/14/03):

Furstenberg said that as “we are approaching 40 percent non-whites on campus” it “represents real progress.”

From the U.S. Census Bureau:

White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 75.1%

Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 12.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.9%

Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 3.6%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) 0.1%

Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 5.5%

Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 2.4%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 12.5%

White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 69.1%

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”—Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963