The University of Wyoming recently rolled out a new slogan — “The World Needs More Cowboys.”
Cue the outrage from the usual suspects. Alas, “cowboy” is too male and too white, not diverse enough and therefore, not inclusive enough.
Associate professor Ellen Currano told The Chronicle of Higher Education she thought the new slogan was a joke at first, apparently never noticing that the university’s mascot is a cowboy riding a bucking bronco.
Meanwhile, Christine Boggs, the university’s co-chair of the Committee on Women and People of Color, noted:
“If we’re striving to be a diverse university, exposing our students to a broader scope of ideas, we have to invite them in a more positive, inclusive way.”