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Connecticut community college: Dumbing down diversity in the name of college success

As the world awakes to the institutionalized racism in American society and voices are raised to protest a system that criminalizes blackness and perpetuates state sanctioned violence against and murder of Black people, those of us in higher education like to see ourselves promoting diversity and inclusion.  How important and critical is the study of diversity? Do we really value the background and lived experiences of students of color? If the “Policy:  College and Career Success 101” approved by the Board of Regents on June 18 is any measure, the answers to these questions are deeply troubling.