"Racism exists in American society. This fact may be an inconvenient truth for some, but for millions of Americans it is an ever-present, inescapable aspect of their reality. And while racism -- or its persistent threat -- characterizes the lived experiences of so many, there are still those who will dismiss civil discourse on the topic of race until tragedy strikes, thrusting these societal ills into the spotlight. And once again that has happened -- this time in my beloved hometown, Charleston, S.C."
Read more from IHEP President Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper's commentary about the role of higher education in ending racism, in Inside Higher Education, here.
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Ending Racism Is Still a Civil Rights Issue