- Washington University
- St. Louis
- Umrath Lounge
James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture
Debate about such issues as affirmative action, university reparations and renaming units like the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton have convinced many people that American universities are centers of egalitarian thought and practice about race relations. But is this reputation deserved? This lecture surveys the evidence that universities are now contributing to the resegregation of the United States, discusses why this is happening, and suggests how universities could instead help fix racial disparity.