“College Counselors and Diversity Officers Should Come Together to Combat Systemic Racism” — So Writes Liann Herder in Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Gregg Morris, that’s me, believes it won’t work for the truly trenchant Higher Ed SOBs. Until city, state and federal laws are strengthen against systemic & structural racism similar to what has been done to laws to fight sexual harassment, this ‘coming together’ is nothing more than pipe-dreaming, pie-in-the sky-ism. The equivalent of Guerrilla S.W.A.T. Teams for Real Academic Diversity & Progress are needed until laws against discrimination are seriously strengthened.
Liann Herder’s Article Begins Here:
The legacy of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis was on the minds of presenters at a webinar hosted by the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).
Good trouble, Singh said, wasn’t just a catchphrase ascribed to Lewis. who was an activist in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) of the 1960s.
“He would ask you, ‘What kind of good trouble are you making?’” said Singh.
Singh said she wasn’t always sure what her answer should be, but she eventually found it: become maladjusted to the systemic oppression seen in society and in higher education and become deep listeners in the quest to undo those systems.
Singh and other scholars came together on Wednesday (September 21, 2022) to explore ways that university counselors and chief diversity officers (CDOs) can dismantle systemic racism in higher…