Signs posted inside the lobby of Ohio State University’s Park-Stradley dormitory provide residents with very specific definitions of the terms “diversity,” “social justice,” “identity,” and “privilege.”
Above the pronouncement, “All Are Welcome,” the terms are defined as such:
- Diversity — The presence of difference
- Social Justice — The process of equitable distribution of resources, equal access to resources and participation from all members of society.
- Identity — Aspects and characteristics that we use to define ourselves or that society uses to define us
- Privilege — Unearned, unasked for and often invisible benefits and advantages that are readily available to dominant identity groups
Curious as to why these definitions should warrant such a prominent place on the walls of the campus, one attentive OSU student, Justin Carr, took pictures and provided them to TruthRevolt:
In a comment posted to Twitter, Carr said: