Last fall, a group of African-American UCLA students produced a video about the depressingly low number of black undergraduates on campus that went viral. The video reignited a longstanding debate over whether American universities are still the engines of social mobility we imagine them to be.
Public universities in states that have banned affirmative action are struggling to enroll black and Latino students. And black, Latino, and low-income students are also more likely to drop out of college before graduation.
Are our universities better at talking about diversity than they are at creating and sustaining it? What can be done to bring more students from underrepresented groups to campus—and to make them feel welcome there?
UCLA associate vice chancellor for enrollment management Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, the Campaign for College Opportunity executive director Michele Siqueiros, and The Century Foundation senior fellow Richard D. Kahlenberg visit Zócalo to discuss what might put an end to the disparities in American higher education.
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