By Casby Bias
Jun. 5, 2012
A Marquette University junior reflected on a social justice movie Tuesday at her Milwaukee home, the student said.
"Higher Learning" based itself on college issues that included Racism, sexual orientation and safety. Casby Bias, a journalism major, said she recommended the movie for the unity of diverse cultures on any campus.
"The movie showed me a lot of things that I didn't even think were a big deal until seeing it flash again before my own eyes on the film's setting of a predominantly white university," Bias said. "Some events even happened to me."
Bias said the amount of diversity during the party scenes served as a perfect example.
"I remember this one party I went to: the minority students were either standing outside or heading to a 'less weak' party, while White Americans were dancing and having fun inside," Bias said. "The isolation was disappointing."
Bias hoped other viewers thought up new ideas for their schools and received the same message from the movie: that society needed more tolerance. She offered a tactic of her own in dedication to university social gatherings.
"There should be more diverse tunes when it comes to public campus parties," Bias said. "It's a start."