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Small liberal arts colleges lack diversity
Small liberal arts colleges lack diversity

Our nation's top liberal arts colleges claim to be crafting the next generation of great writers, artists and scientists, but America has a great deal to worry about if those schools are crafting our future politicians, too. How do I know? I go to one of them. My school, Kenyon College, is located in Ohio's 7th congressional district. The district is 93 percent white and just under 4 percent black. To many Americans, that may sound like the whitest of the white. But shockingly, the percentage of African Americans at Kenyon — 3 percent — is even smaller than in its congressional district. African Americans are underrepresented at my school even by the standards of...