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On Thursday Oct. 12, Beverly Daniel Tatum was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letter by Skidmore College. Tatum, an academic leader and distinguished author, spoke about her book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations about Race.
What this board sees is a shortfall in the way students are trying to improve the way we embrace diversity on this campus. Race issues didn't appear overnight and they won't disappear overnight.
Since we are a primarily liberal, democratic school, progressive professors often express their personal ideals and political thoughts in a way that suggests they believe all students in the classroom will inevitably share their views on issues like race and politics. Subsequently, our community tends to only embrace one way of thinking.