Monday, December 2, 2013

Ole Miss Students keep diary of racial experiences on campus

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Ole Miss is a campus with a dark past when it comes to race relations. Although a lot of these past problems have been eradicated leaving us with a campus that is now a more welcoming place for people of all backgrounds, improvements can always be made to foster a more accepting atmosphere for everyone. 

To help with this, the UM Critical Race Studies Group has began a research project in which Ole Miss Students of various Racial and Ethnic backgrounds keep an anonymous online diary detailing their daily experiences. The Studies Group, which is an interdisciplinary team of scholars based in the UM Department of Sociology andAnthropology will then study the students submissions. Associate Professor of Sociology and African American studies Kirk Johnson is head of the project.

Conor Diskin of NewsWatch has more on this story here.

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