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In order to fix race relations on campus, you have to start off campus

Nov 12, 2015

imageRacism isn’t an issue confined to college campuses, but as the events of the past week at the University of Missouri have shown, the college environment can be a microcosm that highlights challenges our entire society is experiencing. The larger issue behind these protests is that higher education needs to play a more direct, hands-on role in addressing the huge inequalities that plague our country.

 

The old argument that educators are helping underserved communities simply by providing quality education is not supported by the evidence. Reams of data show that vision of higher education’s role is not nearly enough to create real change.

 

Read the full article from Dr. Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College, in Newsday