Why We Need to Talk with Students about Race
Monday, March 6
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon A
Boston University - Lecturer Higher Education Administration
Boston University College of Arts & Sciences - Dir Student Programs & Leadership
Our domestic students are coming to college from schools and neighborhoods that are more racially segregated than forty years ago (Rothstein, 2013). Many of our students arrive on campus without much experience interacting with people of different social identities, and with even less experience talking about institutionalized marginalization based on these identities. In order to develop graduates that will thrive in a multicultural society and challenge systems of oppression, we need to engage our students in social justice conversations, starting with conversations about race. We have developed ways to do this at Boston University that you can replicate at your school.
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