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Pet Sins July 1999

Dean of International Students implies Africans 'smelly'

I attend a small college in the US. Some African students there had a seemingly cordial meeting with to the Dean of International Students. After they left the his office, the dean came out of his office and said to his staff, "My room smells." This is an appalling thing to say, even if not considering his position. The irony is that he too is a non-European!

A.W.
1994