Overcoming a Racist Legacy

June 17, 2016

By Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed

WASHINGTON -- How does a university with a reputation for historically being inhospitable to black students overcome that part of its heritage? That was the focus of a panel of faculty and staff members from the University of Mississippi here Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Association of University Professors. Speakers from across student services and academic programs at Ole Miss described a kind of “recursive progress,” in which the university takes steps forward as well as backward on the road to inclusion -- but ultimately moves ahead. And, perhaps, in which it’s not always afforded the credit it’s due...

Schools: University of Mississippi