Racial tokenism and College Admissions

Some grumble that race gives certain college applicants an unfair advantage. The Chronicle of Higher Education explores structural inequalities at prestigious Ivy League schools.

“Ole Miss Turns Scary Racial Incident Into Teachable Moment” by KEITH O’BRIEN/NPR

How should a campus respond when there is a racial incident? Ole Miss, given their history, is choosing to confront the incident directly. This brings up many related questions for me, including: 1) how much have things changed?, 2) what is the role of social media in racist incidents and comments; and 3) how can you teach students about privilege, race, conflict, and history in today’s world in a way that increases understanding and builds bridges.

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/07/02/195292757/Ole-Miss-Turns-Scary-Incident-Into-Teachable-Moment