December 02, 2002

Staff By Numbers Causing a

Staff By Numbers

Causing a mild hullaballoo 'round these parts is this article about diversity recruiting on NC campuses. I'll say this--if you're an African-American professor, you are sitting pretty right now. My concern is that pushing for a higher percentage of professors than currently exist in the general population may degrade the quality of education--both of and by the professors in question.

And an aside: it is generally agreed that Henry Louis (or "Skip" as we call him down here) Gates didn't leave Duke because of racism, unless you think his affinity for green constitutes a racial bias.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at December 2, 2002 11:56 AM