No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life

A new book by Thomas J.Espenshade (sociology professor from Princeton) and Alexandria Walton Radford (research consultant on higher education) entitled No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life, the authors say that benefiting from crossracial interactions depends heavily on what those interactions are. Students with freshman-year roommates from different racial backgrounds, for example, are much more likely than others to have crossracial interactions later during college. Casual contact and superficial exchanges appear to have little impact on students’ thinking.

How can UALR promote more meaningful interactions among students of different races to maximize the educational benefits of diversity?

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