Racism, Sexism Persist on U.S. College Campuses, Study Finds
A new study shows large numbers of female and minority faculty experience a particularly challenging and sometimes hostile campus climate, even as universities across the United States seek to create an academic environment free of such hindrances as racism and sexism.
"We found that the lack of accountability and responsibility throughout the university hinders the achievement of an equitable climate for all," says Jennifer Hart, assistant professor of education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, who used the University of Arizona as the focus of the study. "This campus climate is defined as the current perceptions, attitudes and expectations that …
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Publication information: Article title: Racism, Sexism Persist on U.S. College Campuses, Study Finds. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Black Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 20. Issue: 22 Publication date: December 18, 2003. Page number: 15. © 1999 Cox, Matthews & Associates. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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