Racial groups

White supremacy is turning up on campus in speeches and leaflets


Extremist white movement is turning up on college campuses through speakers and leaflets. U of Florida and Texas A&M  bracing for events in September.

National completion gap by race one-third larger than average gap at institutions

Black students graduate, on average, at a rate 22 percentage points lower than white students. Closing that gap will require individual institutions to improve completion rates and highly selective colleges to enroll more black students, a new report says.

Juniata College encourages professors to talk about race in class, while acknowledging risks

Professors at Juniata College struggled to talk about race in class and worried about saying the wrong thing. So campus leaders helped them engage.

Graduation gap between black, white students at public colleges widens, despite overall gains


Public colleges are increasing students' overall graduation rates, but a study finds the gap between black and white students continues to widen.

Students demand more minority advisers, counselors


A common demand of minority student protests is more minority counselors in a range of student service departments. Is this wise or does it promote segregation?

Colleges keep lines of communication open with alumni as they respond to diversity concerns

As colleges grapple with issues of race and diversity, they face questions from alumni and donors -- not all of whom are pleased with new campus efforts.

Claremont McKenna dean resigns amid protests over race

Claremont McKenna dean of students resigns amid protests over comments on race and campus climate.

Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal

Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who allegedly passed as a black instructor of African-American studies for five years.

New book finds 'unlikely traits' that explain success of various groups

Husband-and-wife professors at Yale law school (she gave us the "Tiger Mother" debate) publish book about why some racial and ethnic groups are more successful than others. And no, it's not because they value education.

Black professor's essay raises questions on why she was investigated after offending white students

A black female professor says she has been repeatedly investigated by her college for talking about race in ways that offended some white students.


Subscribe to RSS - Racial groups
Back to Top