Opinion: How UC system can keep working toward racial justice
- February 15, 2022
- Bill Maurer, UCI dean of social sciences, Charles R. Hale, UCSB dean of social sciences and Katharyne Mitchell, UCSC dean of social sciences, Desert Sun, Feb. 15, 2022
Bill Maurer, UCI dean of social sciences, Charles R. Hale, UCSB dean of social sciences
and Katharyne Mitchell, UCSC dean of social sciences write, “With 25% or fewer total
faculty members, social science departments in our three campuses are responsible
for more than 40% of total undergraduate degrees conferred. We teach more than our
campus share of underrepresented minority, low-income and first-generation students.
We are proud to have a higher percentage of underrepresented minority faculty than
the campus average, but concerned that disproportionate burdens could impede future
recruitment. These and other data suggest that budgets could be running counter to
our diversity, equity and inclusion pronouncements.”
For the full story, please visit https://www.desertsun.com/story/opinion/contributors/2022/02/15/university-california-must-keep-working-toward-racial-justice/6787546001/.