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26 September, 2016

Why we don't hire faculty of color: Because we don't want them


This article by Marybeth Gasman is difficult to read for all kinds of reasons. However, the tale it tells rings very true:  While giving a talk about Minority Serving Institutions at a recent higher education forum, I was asked a question pertaining to the lack of faculty of color at many majority institutions, especially more elite institutions. My response was frank: “The reason we don’t have more faculty of color among college faculty is that we don’t want them. We simply don’t want them.” Those in the audience were surprised by my candor and gave me a round of applause for the honesty. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE