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‘DEI’ Discourse in Higher Education Could Do More Harm Than Good | Guest Commentary from Morgan Professor Mohammad Gharipour

by Morgan State U
December 17, 2021

The parade of public statements emanating from colleges and universities following the brutal murder of George Floyd last year, and those released by large multinational corporations, shared common features. They embraced the activist language of racial equity and social justice organizations; they proposed administrative and academic hiring campaigns intended to foster greater “diversity, equity, and inclusion”; and they addressed the ongoing consequences of systemic racism in consciousness raising lectures and academic courses.