Common approach to diversity in higher education reflects preferences of white Americans

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021

The paper, "How University Diversity Rationales Inform Student Preferences and Outcomes" authored by Jordan G. Starck, Stacey Sinclair and J. Nicole Shelton, investigates two different approaches to diversity: an “instrumental rationale,” which asserts that including minority perspectives provides educational benefits; and a “moral rationale,” which, often invoking a legacy of racial inequality, argues that people from all backgrounds deserve access to a quality education.

Learn more about the paper and its outcomes.