Colorado Editorials

The Fort Collins Coloardoan: Latest racial incident at CSU offers teaching moment

Author: The Fort Collins Coloradoan Editorial Board - May 12, 2018 - Updated: May 12, 2018

Life’s messiness delivered a parcel of teaching moments to Colorado State University last week when a campus tour for prospective students and their parents turned into international news.

The storm surrounding the unfortunate experience of two Native American brothers from New Mexico who were singled out and scrutinized while on campus simply because they looked different has subsided a bit since April 30.

We hope lessons learned from the incident — such as the reality and toxicity of bias and the importance of transparency when addressing wrongs — last longer than the average social media uproar.

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The Fort Collins Coloradoan Editorial Board