Dystopia U

A dystopian university is something of a paradox that I hadn’t thought about before. I’d say that Xavier doesn’t necessarily fall into this category because it’s definitely a diverse environment. The administration also does their part to help the school to adapt to on-campus changes without increasing the levels of anxiety, such as in this recent COVID-19 nightmare. 

With that being said, I do see how the university has dystopian tendencies. I feel that the school doesn’t necessarily cater to its black students, which is crazy because Xavier is an HBCU. The teachers are mostly white or not-black; classes that focus on black history aren’t promoted; and we just recently got an African-American literature class added to the curriculum. 

Overall, like most institutions of higher learning, there are dystopian aspects, but not enough for the school as a whole to be considered a dystopia. 

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