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ERIC Number: ED382131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Fair and Open Environment? Bigotry and Violence on College Campuses in California. A Summary Report.
California State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
This is a summary report of a community forum conducted in Berkeley, California on July 18, 1989 on occurrences of bigotry and violence on college campuses in California. Twenty-five representatives of community groups, universities, federal agencies, and community organizations appeared to present their perspectives. Observations on campus climate included description of incidents, their type and frequency; comments on diversity and changes in the demographics of the student body over the past 20 years; discussion of admissions policies and their impact on campus life; description of programs to combat bigotry; and discussion of faculty diversity and affirmative action, institutional efforts to increase diversity, and controversies and policies attached to those efforts. A summary notes that: (1) some believe that a lack of planning for student diversity was the basis for the campus incidents of the 1980s; (2) negative attitudes about minority students may permeate administrative, staff, and faculty reactions to incidents; (3) the walls of academia have not been able to shelter students from the general attitudes and discriminatory practices of the world at large; (4) enforcement of codes of conduct, policies on racial and sexual harassment, and the creation of campus positions to deal with such issues may be mechanisms to combat the increase; and (5) combating these incidents takes the concerted effort of all segments of the university community. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers - Location: California