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In Pursuit of Diversity—Should White Study Be Included?

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  • Peter Choi (Iowa State University)

Abstract

In the dialogue of diversity, the white race is often forgotten. The strict dichotomy of “us versus them” and exclusionary practices of diversity studies have created simple-minded interpretations of race issues that create a counterproductive environment for diversity. Although proposals for white studies have arisen as a counterargument to diversity requirements in various educational institutions, there is justification for the inclusion in diversity studies. The presenter will provide validation that white studies strengthen diversity studies and help paint a more accurate picture for students of race and ethnicity as the population shifts away from the white majority.

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07 Mar 2008
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