The Numbers Game
in Higher Education
Storm over Campus: the "New Racism" and
the Official ResponseDuring the 1980s and 1990s, racial hostilities have invaded college and university campuses--including some of the nation's
most prestigious institutions. Hundreds of reports of racial incidents have surfaced over the past several years. Consider the following:
|• ||One day in 1988, University of Michigan undergraduate Michael Wilson arrived early for a French class and saw a
poster on the blackboard that read: "Support the K.K.K.
college fund. A mind is a terrible thing to waste: especially
on a nigger." A month or so later, a satirical poem written
in phony black English and entitled "If Duh Dean Don't
'Pologize" was circulated to university officials and the affirmative action office. In April 1989, anonymous fliers appeared all over campus, including the office door of the
Department of Afro-American Studies, announcing "White
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Book title: Civil Wrongs:What Went Wrong with Affirmative Action.
Contributors: Steven Yates - Author.
Publisher: Institute for Contemporary Studies.
Place of publication: San Francisco.
Publication year: 1994.
Page number: 27.
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