Morehouse College

Learning to 'see beyond race'

Learning to 'see beyond race'

As The Sun reported on Sunday, campuses across Maryland — including Hopkins, Towson and the University of Maryland at College Park — are alive with student protests over the lack of racial diversity on their faculties. ("Campus diversity grows, but the faculty fails to keep up," April 17).

Those protests are primarily a call by students of color for more faculty who, in addition to being effective educators, might serve as role models and mentors. I sympathize with those protests, and I offer evidence that faculty diversity can also benefit white...