Race on Campus

Progress marked by turmoil and skepticism

Greg Kendall-Ball for The Chronicle

Students at the U. of Missouri at Columbia, who had held protests against the racial climate on campus, celebrated in November 2015 upon learning that the university system’s president would resign.
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The question of racial diversity has riven higher education throughout The Chronicles history. While the share of full-time, first-year students who were not white rose to 42 percent in 2015 from just 10 percent in 1971, black students gained only...

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