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ERIC Number: EJ937048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Beyond the University of Racial Diversity: Some Remarks on Race, Diversity, (Dis)Advantage and Affirmative Action
Waghid, Y.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v24 n2 p373-375 2010
The compelling essays in this issue of the journal take on the often contentious and complex issue of racial affirmative action. I do not wish to repeat the arguments authors offer either in defence or against student admissions to a university on the grounds of race, (dis)advantage, class, gender, and so on. Rather, I wish to respond to a question which has been touched on by some authors: Should a university advance racial diversity? My argument is that a university should move beyond the cultivation of racial diversity to a university which privileges the pursuit of truths.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa