Marquette forum calls university seal a 'microaggression'
- During a recent forum at Marquette University, students and faculty members enthusiastically agreed that the university's seal is a "microaggression" because it depicts a white explorer being guided by a Native American.
- According to one professor at the forum, the seal shows how Marquette's namesake, French explorer Fr. Jacques Marquette, "took advantage of an economic disparity to have a Native American as his guide."
At a recent forum, Marquette University faculty members declared that the school’s seal is a “microaggression” because it depicts a white explorer being guided by a Native American.
The Marquette University Intercultural Center, which is funded through a combination of tuition and student activity fees, hosted the March 23 event, titled "Men to Men: Responding to Microaggressions and Why They Matter."