Position:News for Educational Workers - Brief article

The efforts to diversify faculty at U.S. colleges and universities is tied to the efforts to diversify student population. The contradiction, however, is that "universities don't keep out minority students; they keep out poor students." Minority students are represented, but not poor students of any color, thus perpetuating the income gap university education is supposed to help eliminate (Liberal Education, Vol. 57, No. 1).

The 56-year-old Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision hoped to create a multicultural, pluralistic, and inclusive U. S. society, which has become only partially true. "Ours is, indeed, an admirably pluralistic society. It is also increasingly unequal and shockingly segregated.... We fetishize...

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