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Education Reform Now on Mizzou's Institutional Racism

Mary Nguyen Barry, policy analyst at Education Reform Now, recently wrote about the protests at the University of Missouri -- and the racism that permeates so many aspects of the university. In particular, she highlights disparities in enrollment and graduation rates -- both of which show a clear advantage for white students.
Public colleges in particular have an obligation to ensure the students they enroll are comparable to the demographics of the state and country at large, as well as to actively ensure those students have a comparable likelihood of success as their peers. Anything less is neglect. Students of Mizzou, of all races, please recognize these inequities as a form of institutional racism and demand Mizzou to do better. Your education – and the education of your peers – is at stake.

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