<p>alright so its 1:30 in the morning and i've suddenly become very concerned over the use of the term ivory tower. I had an experience with a racial slur being directed towards me for the first time in a town had otherwise been rather blind of the fact that i am essentially the only minority who attends my school. I'm trying to describe the bubble i lived in. I liked the term ivory term for several reasons.
a) its structural, therefore it implies walls
b)it references purity
c) the color also alludes to the fact that i live in a pretty much white town
However, ivory tower is generally used in the sense of academia. I'm concerned that its not befitting of a school that clearly goes in the other direction of an ivory tower. At the same time i think the irony makes it even better?
So basically do you think its appropriate?
also would rephrasing it to make it more clear b saying "my ivory tower melted away to revel the grim reality beneath" be to overdramtic /cliche ? </p>
<p>p.s. I'm writing this for brown's perspective question</p>