ERIC Number: ED336057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Race Relations on American College Campuses: The Need for a Higher Level of Inclusiveness.
Responding to declines in the percentages of minorities enrolled in college, 24 educational leaders from around the country met to discuss their campus race relations problems and to formulate a statement on their findings. This document reproduces that statement. The signers see three national imperatives: (1) a moral imperative to make a new commitment to equal access to education; (2) an economic imperative of economic progress dependent on the national ability to educate the work force; and (3) a political imperative that the viability of a free democracy depends on a fully educated and participating citizenry. They also recommend that educational leaders allocate funds in such a way as to increase diversity on campuses, value diversity, overcome racism and ethnocentrism, work to increase retention of economically disadvantaged students, enhance employment opportunities within the university for minorities, invest in and prepare the next generation of teachers in a way that reflects the new inclusiveness, and establish stronger partnerships with two-year and community colleges. The text includes a list of signers and their affiliations. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Campuses, Citizen Participation, College Students, Colleges, Community Colleges, Democracy, Diversity (Student), Economically Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Labor Force, Minority Groups, Racial Relations, School Holding Power, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: Statement developed at an Educational Leadership Program meeting in March 1990.