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Undermining Racial Justice: How One University Embraced Inclusion and Inequality

Matthew Johnson


Over the last sixty years, administrators on college campuses nationwide have responded to black campus activists by making racial inclusion and inequality compatible. This bold argument is at the center of this book. Focusing on the University of Michigan, often a key talking point in national debates about racial justice thanks to the contentious Gratz v. Bollinger 2003 Supreme Court case, the book argues that UM leaders incorporated black student dissent selectively into the institution's policies, practices, and values. This strategy was used to prevent activism from disrupting the institu ... More

Keywords: US college campuses, black campus activists, racial inclusion, racial inequality, racial justice, black student dissent, racial equity, University of Michigan, elite colleges, elite universities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501748585
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501748585.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Johnson, author
Texas Tech University