It may appear to outside observers that colleges and universities have made tremendous progress in regard to racial attitudes and practices over the past several decades. Certainly, their brochures and other public-relations materials would lead to this conclusion, as do the messages on their websites and social-media platforms. But the intensity and frequency of demonstrations conducted by students of color at campuses across the nation during the last few months do not reconcile with the sense of racial harmony that the institutions have attempted to convey. Further, faculty and administrators of color have offered their own testimonies of marginalization and exclusion that echo the students’ expressions of dissatisfaction.
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- How Racial Divisions at Colleges Start in a Segregated Society (EBONY)
- White Privilege Undermines Diversity in Higher Education (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- Concerned Student 1950 protesters march through University of Missouri campus (Columbia Daily Tribune)
- Students Demand More Minority Advisers and Counselors (Inside Higher Ed)
- New Big Ten Initiative Play, Baltimore, Confronts Race on Campus (Inside Higher Ed)
- Sustaining a Fight Against Racism (The Chronicle of Higher Education - requires paid subscription)