From April 10, 2012 Inside Higher Education:
A new study being presented at this year's annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association suggests that as undergraduates progress in higher education, they become less interested, on average, in promoting racial understanding. The study finds that this is true across racial groups -- although it finds some characteristics of the college experience that may make students more interested in racial understanding as they proceed from freshman to senior year.I can't claim to be surprised. Many years ago, when my wife was in grad school, she was a TA in an English literature class. She did a presentation about Samuel Johnson's "A Brief to Free a Slave." She had a couple of students argue that perhaps slavery was "right for that culture." Perhaps this was a cynical application of the multiculturalist nonsense to a subject where, to be blunt, white students get continually hammered about how they should feel responsible for actions taken by other whites centuries ago against blacks who are also dead for centuries.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/04/10/study-suggests-students-grow-less-interested-promoting-racial-understanding#ixzz1reN1xOEO Inside Higher Ed