Why Don’t Universities Support Racial Equality?

Event Date: 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Washington University
  • St. Louis
  • Umrath Lounge
  • Lecture/Workshop

James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture

Assembly Series

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.