College enrollment among those who haven’t traditionally pursued undergraduate credentials, including persons of color, has increased in the last 20 years. However, racial gaps and inequities remain.
Some institutions are taking action to combat these disparities, especially after racially charged events brought these issues to the national spotlight.
While at a high level, much must be done to reform the higher education system, educators can start in their own classrooms. To prepare for these tough conversations, read up on the topic of equity, diversity and inclusion.
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