Some grumble that race gives certain college applicants an unfair advantage. The Chronicle of Higher Education explores structural inequalities at prestigious Ivy League schools.
A NY Times article explores how the U.S. Army’s ban on some popular African-American hairstyles is targetting (and angering) some female soldiers
“The higher education system is more and more complicit as a passive agent in the systematic reproduction of white racial privilege across generations. This report analyzes enrollment trends at 4,400 postsecondary institutions by race and institutional selectivity over the past 15 years.
Since 1995, 82 percent of new white enrollments have gone to the 468 most selective colleges, while 72 percent of new Hispanic enrollment and 68 percent of new African-American enrollment have gone to the two-year open-access schools.”
- Report: Higher Education Creates ‘White Racial Privilege’ (usnews.com)
- Commentary: Are America’s Colleges “Separate But Unequal”? (bet.com)
- The Best New Argument for Affirmative Action (theatlantic.com)
- College enrollment on the rise for Latinos – does it bridge the gap? (voxxi.com)
- ‘Separate And Unequal’: Racial Divides In Higher Ed (npr.org)
- Demographic change amplifying racial inequities (news.yahoo.com)
- U.S. Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says (chronicle.com)