Have you ever had to sit segregated from your group of friends in lecture? Have you ever had to walk into a classroom and step over countless feet on your way to the most inaccessible corner of the room? Or have you had to take notes glancing at the board over your shoulder? Congratulations. You experience what is known as “right-hand privilege.”
As a northern-based and higher institution, Cornell’s self-proclaimed dedication to being at the “forefront” of inclusive diversity seems to be a foregone conclusion—so typical of what one would naturally assume for a university like this, that it’s easy to forget to check whether the college is actually following through.