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For universities, making the case for diversity is part of making amends for racist past


August 10, 2018

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

(THE CONVERSATION) The Trump administration recently announced plans to scrap Obama-era guidelines that encouraged universities to consider race as a factor to promote diversity on campus, claiming the guidelines “advocate policy preferences and positions beyond the requirements of the Constitution.”

Some university leaders immediately went on the defense.

Harvard University stated that it plans to continue to use race as an admission factor to “create a diverse campus co...

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