|Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Supporting Racially and Ethnically Underrepresented Students (Core Concepts in Higher Education)|
by Rachelle Winkle-Wagner (Author), Angela M. Locks (Author)
As scholars and practitioners in higher education attempt to embrace and lead diversity efforts, it is imperative that they have an understanding of the issues that affect historically underrepresented students. Using an intersectional approach that connects the categories of race, class, and gender, Diversity and Inclusion on Campus comprehensively covers the range of college experiences, from gaining access to higher education to successfully persisting through degree programs....
|Are You Smart Enough?: How Colleges' Obsession with Smartness Shortchanges Students|
by Alexander W. Astin (Author)
This book explores the many ways in which the obsession with “being smart” distorts the life of a typical college or university, and how this obsession leads to a higher education that shortchanges the majority of students, and by extension, our society’s need for an educated population.
The author calls on his colleagues in higher education to return the focus to the true mission of developing the potential of each student: However “smart” they are when they get to...
|A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History|
by Jeanne Theoharis (Author)
Praised by The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Bitch Magazine; Slate; Publishers Weekly; and more, this is "a bracing corrective to a national mythology" (New York Times) around the civil rights movement.
The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement...
|The Ironies of Affirmative Action: Politics, Culture, and Justice in America (Morality and Society)|
by John D. Skrentny (Author)
Affirmative action has been fiercely debated for more than a quarter of a century, producing much partisan literature, but little serious scholarship and almost nothing on its cultural and political origins. The Ironies of Affirmative Action is the first book-length, comprehensive, historical account of the development of affirmative action.
Analyzing both the resistance from the Right and the support from the Left, Skrentny brings to light the unique moral culture that has shaped...
|Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It|
by Richard Sander (Author), Stuart Taylor Jr. (Author)
The debate over affirmative action has raged for over four decades, with little give on either side. Most agree that it began as noble effort to jump-start racial integration; many believe it devolved into a patently unfair system of quotas and concealment. Now, with the Supreme Court set to rule on a case that could sharply curtail the use of racial preferences in American universities, law professor Richard Sander and legal journalist Stuart Taylor offer a definitive account of what...
|Degrees of Inequality: Culture, Class, and Gender in American Higher Education|
by Ann L. Mullen (Author)
Degrees of Inequality reveals the powerful patterns of social inequality in American higher education by analyzing how the social background of students shapes nearly every facet of the college experience.
Even as the most prestigious institutions claim to open their doors to students from diverse backgrounds, class disparities remain. Just two miles apart stand two institutions that represent the stark class contrast in American higher education. Yale, an elite Ivy League...
|The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America|
by Lani Guinier (Author)
A fresh and bold argument for revamping our standards of “merit” and a clear blueprint for creating collaborative education models that strengthen our democracy rather than privileging individual elites
Standing on the foundations of America’s promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to serve as engines of social mobility and practitioners of democracy. But as acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier argues, the merit systems that...
|Color and Money: How Rich White Kids Are Winning the War over College Affirmative Action|
by Peter G. Schmidt (Author)
What is the real story behind the fight over affirmative action in college admissions? Veteran journalist Peter Schmidt reveals truths that will outrage readers and forever transform the debate.
His book exposes the hidden agendas of all sides, revealing how:
* The conservative opposition to affirmative action preaches equality in college admissions, yet guts programs that help poor kids get in the running.
* The higher education establishment feeds lies to the federal...
|Between the World and Me|
by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Author)
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book...
|We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy|
by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Author)
In these “urgently relevant essays,”* the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.
New York Times Bestseller • One of Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of the Year • One of USA Today’s top 10 books of the year • A New York Times Notable Book
“We were eight...