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Vassar Professors’ Essays About Racial Profiling And Racism Attract Attention

What’s it like to be a faculty member of color at a predominantly white institution? Two essays this week by Vassar professors paint complex pictures of achievement, disappointment, pride and outrage. The pieces have captured lots of attention on social media, as well as from Vassar’s administration. Many say the professors’ experiences speak to faculty diversity concerns on many campuses, including those that don’t fit the cloistered, elite Vassar profile.