Attention UNC students and employees: Have you had your daily fix of racism and sexism?
If not, be sure to stop by the men's bathroom in the basement of Peabody Hall. The hastily scrawled messages on the walls of this bathroom should fulfill your desire to experience ignorance and hate of groups of people on our campus.
It has been over a week since I first brought this problem to the dean's office's attention.
The hate messages have yet to be removed.
I do not place any blame on the dean's office for this lack of action. I find fault with the obvious bureaucracy that exists at this University.
I realize that this is a state-run institution, and therefore likely to get bogged down with the same bureaucratic issues that slow down our government.
In UNC's case, the system for reporting maintenance problems is of poor, inefficient design.
The particulars of the system are not important -- what is important is recognizing that it needs to be changed.
We must demand that maintenance issues, such as racist graffiti that must be painted over immediately, are given a priority over other issues that this department of the University deals with.