Racism

Racism

Chancellor Thomas L. Keon, a white man wearing glasses and academic regalia, stands at a lectern with the Purdue Northwest logo on it.
Jan 05, 2023
Purdue Northwest faculty members want Chancellor Thomas L. Keon to step down after a racist remark. Keon is clinging to his job despite a reprimand from the Board of Trustees.

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April 13, 2021
Study finds that most college diversity policies are based on educational benefits, consistent with the Supreme Court. This approach appeals to white people, but it doesn't win over Black people. And there may be consequences.
April 13, 2021
Higher education must help people understand the Derek Chauvin trial and its implications, along with other examples of the brutality of racism, write Suzanne Rivera and G. Gabrielle Starr.
April 7, 2021
A new study of three universities found that certain dorms on their campuses were widely, but unofficially, considered off-limits for low-income students and students of color.
March 31, 2021
Propelled by the racial justice movement and the pandemic, student activists are pressuring colleges to implement dining services free from corporate influences.
March 24, 2021
Last week's Atlanta attacks marked a turning point, writes Frank H. Wu.
March 19, 2021
Anne Gordon explores how implicit bias plays out in the ways law school professors, as well as those in other disciplines, engage with students -- and what can be done to mitigate it.
March 19, 2021
Zhenyu Yuan captures in poetry the experience of being Chinese in the time of COVID-19.
March 10, 2021
University of Texas at Austin report finds its alma mater wasn't originally intended to be racist despite describing "a painful reality of the song’s origin." Observers doubt the findings will keep students from feeling excluded.
March 4, 2021
Some doctors contend that medical schools should take a closer look at race, not just in terms of whom they admit, but what they teach.
January 28, 2021
A professor accused of racism says he was just defending the legacy of a famed music theorist and that his colleagues and institution are guilty of defamation and retaliation.

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