View: Decreasing Structural Racism in Higher Education

"Racism doesn’t only occur in the behavior of one individual toward another. Racism can also be embedded in institutional policies and practices -- what is known as structural racism. More specifically, structural racism exists when institutional policies and practices result in people from underrepresented racial groups being more likely to be disadvantaged, even unintentionally. And we’ve found that two features (at least) of higher education can qualify as structural racism: remediation (requiring college students to take zero-credit, precollege courses in math and/or reading/writing, intended to prepare them for college-level work) and the lack of credit transfer from associate to bachelor’s degree programs." Read more here Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Other news