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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Curious phrasing at Kzoo

My daughter got a fine education at Kalamazoo College, so it seems unkind to pick on them, but I found this phrasing interesting:

“Approximately 13 percent of the student body includes students of color”

There must be some subtle distinction between this phrasing and “13% of students are people of color”, possibly some way that makes it possible to claim a higher percentage, but I don’t know what it would be.

Source: http://www.kzoo.edu/college/?p=fastfacts