White Guys R Us

I like attending ETS, but I always feel like I’m walking into a White Guys R Us conference. It has gotten better over the last ten years, but diversity is still limited to the three major groups: (a) ties, (b) no ties (i.e. God’s true people), and (c) still wearing a suit because I’m probably a Southern Baptist.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on November 17, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I had that same experience when I first started my undergrad time at Multnomah; I thought I was in the movie Dead Poets Society or something ūüėČ . I was coming from Los Angeles, so my culture “mixing” was at a high level at that point . . . I miss LA.

  2. no ties ftw!

  3. So true (see comment to best line overheard at ETS). It’s kind of scary, to be frank. I have a feeling of Stepford Theologians.

  4. I thought it odd at the banquet that the WGRU were served by a 100% Afro-American and Hispanic wait staff. Coming from multi-kulti Canada, it was striking.


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