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Colleges should not cut DEI staff if they want to retain faculty of color (opinion)

Published Apr 29 2021 at 7:00 AM GMT
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  • I can name every tenured Latina professor on my campus.
  • Working at a large, flagship research university in the Midwest, it would be impossible for me to know or even to have met every white faculty member on campus.
  • But in the past five years, my university has seen a decline in the number of faculty of color in our tenured ranks, and it’s easy to identify who remains.
  • Nationwide, Latina faculty make up roughly 3 percent of all faculty, leading us to stick out on campuses populated overwhelming by white male professors.
  • Recently, my university has also seen the departure of a number of high-profile faculty of color.



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  • Published Apr 29, 2021 7:00 AM GMT