Wednesday, August 11, 2010

diversity committee screw up

so, it seems that this is arab american heritage month, which sort of makes sense since ramadan started today. anyhow, at my work they have a bulletin board to celebrate it or whatever. i'm not exactly sure who put up the billboard and it's items, but they seem to be a little bit culturally ignorant or perhaps insensitive. or maybe i am.

maybe it's just me, but i'm guessing most arab americans wouldn't be too keen on the israeli flag & american flag together on a bulletin board celebrating arab american heritage. you know, since arabs generally aren't israeli (i know there are a some arabs in israel, and if i remember correctly they're mainly arab Xians). whomever did this billboard may want to rethink that picture.


Adam said...

Pretty bizarre. Let me know if they do something with Judaism and include pictures of swastikas or if during Black History month they put up a picture of some KKK members.

edluv said...

so, they still haven't taken it down, and two of my coworkers have talked to 2 of the deans.