Diversifying the Faculty

Are Colleges Really Falling Short on Racial Justice?

College leaders are talking more than ever about inclusion. Faculty members and students are demanding institutional changes. At some colleges, dozens or even hundreds of faculty members have signed onto open letters that call for anti-racist action and offer criticisms that, depending on one’s point of view, will either seem compelling or exaggerated. Recently, The Chronicle Review published a controversial essay by Harvard Law’s Randall Kennedy arguing that one such letter, at Princeton, didn’t pass the smell test.In this conversation, Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, in Texas, and Sarah Brown, a senior reporter at The Chronicle, were
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