Three little words stirred a great deal of controversy last Friday night in a packed Villanova Room. “N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk” (N*W*C), a comedy show sponsored by CAT and the Center for Multicultural Affairs, employed stereotypes and racial profanity as tools to foster recognition of diversity and racism. The amalgamation of performance art used those three title words as a theme to tell stories, perform and interact with the audience. There was also a short panel with the faculty and students in attendance afterward. If the goal was to foster awareness of diversity in the community through this skit, it would have made sense for a representative sample of the community to attend. However, those who comprised the audience were mostly those who organized the event, members of the Multicultural Students League, the Diversity Peer Educators and the minority population of Villanova students. Though the Villanova Room was full to the brim, the whole Villanova community needed to hear this message, not just those who promulgate it already. Events like this on campus, most sponsored by MSL and other cultural groups, attract conspicuously similar audiences to the one at N*W*C. This phenomenon has occurred recently at events like Asian Expo and the “Heritage: The Third Annual Black Cultural Expo” presentation. If the same group of people attends every event like this, are we just preaching to the choir? Every student experiences the notorious diversity skit during New Student Orientation. There are various “diversity requirements” in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Business. Some ACS classes require you to attend cultural events. After that, there are no events relating to diversity for which the University mandates universal attendance. “We chose this show because diversity is a big issue on Villanova’s campus, and we wanted to bring more awareness to the community as a whole,” said Siobhan D’Angelo, chairperson for CAT’s Ideas and Issues Committee. “There’s a very sheltered feeling on this campus that leads students to believe that these issues don’t affect them, when in reality these issues affect everyone.”Issues of diversity and race do affect everyone, but those who have never heard the message, or choose to ignore it, should have been there on Friday night. A more divided Villanova will be the result if the entire community is not in attendance at these events. A real fostering of diversity would include one that aims for real diversity – for the betterment of the community and its individual members. We have the right message but are performing for the wrong audience.