September 26, 2008
At an Elite College, Race Influences Views of Diversity
Like many elite colleges and universities, Amherst College is going to great lengths and expense to identify and attract to its campus talented students who are not affluent and white.
Its efforts are directed at offering opportunities for social and economic mobility to those students, at providing some measure of social equity. Bringing a diverse group of students to the campus also creates opportunities for all students to have their previous notions of race and class challenged,