Why Whiteness? A Statement from President Decatur

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This post was guest-written by President Decatur

In light of media reports in recent days, several alumni, parents, and other friends of the College have asked me a series of questions: “Why does the campus need a study group on whiteness?” “Can’t you and the campus move beyond obsessions with race and diversity?” I believe that the cursory stories in the media have it wrong, and I don’t think we can address the disconnect without serious examination of issues of race in the U.S. and how that influences life on campus. Continue reading

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