USC pledges new steps to increase diversity, multicultural indoctrination

Nov 17, 2015 by

Amid national student protests over racial bias, USC announced Monday that it would direct new funds, launch discussion forums and appoint several key staff members to spearhead efforts to increase campus understanding of multiculturalism.

“Universities should be spaces committed to showing the promise of diversity and helping everyone recognize, appreciate and respect difference,” Michael W. Quick, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, wrote in a letter to the USC community.

Quick said the new commitments reflect the university’s longstanding desire to enrich learning with a broad range of perspectives, support social justice and increase the potential for economic and cultural prosperity in today’s globalized world. But he said efforts to achieve those goals must be continually renewed.

“Equality is not a given; every generation must recommit to awareness and action,” he wrote.

Quick called the new efforts “initial steps” and asked the campus community to offer other “bold, novel ideas.”

Source: USC pledges new steps to increase diversity, multicultural understanding – LA Times

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