Oberlin College’s lawsuit raises issues for global higher education, and has implications for U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.
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Is a $25 million judgement against Oberlin College going to chill free speech – or is the wealth of a publicly subsidized private college helping polarize debates about race and politics?
What do black Americans experience in the school system?
What are the race-related struggles that African-American students experience throughout their school years? Here’s the story of Tyrone.
2015 showed how much race still matters in education.
The year 2015 escalated many of the tensions that have existed on university and college campuses for a long time. It will be remembered as the year of student activism.
People queue up outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC to hear the case of Fisher v University of Texas, Austin.
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As the affirmative action case comes up before the US Supreme Court again, the question being asked is how much diversity is enough?
Could the decision in the Abigail Fisher case exacerbate racial tensions on campuses?
Limiting the use of race in higher education admissions policies for institutions can have harmful consequences for the diversity of the student body.
Students in California protest in solidarity with those in Missouri in a wave of #StudentBlackOut protests across the US.
Subtly racist behaviour impacts heavily on the career trajectories of black and minority ethnic academics.
Students across campuses are protesting against racial injustice.
A former activist turned professor says previous student movements may have opened the door for people of color to have greater opportunity but fell short of changing the power structure.
What’s new about black students’ demands?
Beverly Yuen Thompson
Here’s what black student activists were asking for 50 years ago. So, what changed?
Many of today’s campus troubles have their roots in a racial past of American universities
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At the root of today’s racial troubles on campuses is the past, when most American universities were intimately connected to slave trade and slavery. Harvard, Princeton, Brown were no exception.
After the Spurr email saga academics banded together to stop racism on campus.
In recent weeks we have been reminded that our university campuses, like everywhere else, are not racism-free spaces. The controversy surrounding poetry professor Barry Spurr serves to remind us that universities…