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Hiring and Retention

Diversity Without Dollars

This, Monique T. Mills had become convinced, was the way it was going to be.She’d won tenure at a top-tier research institution — Ohio State University — where her research on children who speak African American English was finding its foothold. Yes, Mills was the only Black person in her department and often faced racial discrimination in the classroom and on her student evaluations. But she had a group of supportive communications scholars at other institutions whose external reviews had propelled her to tenure, and the successful annual reviews she racked up were another reassurance that she was doing her
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