'Conversations' Undermine Community

Carey, Caitlin E.
September 2009
Harvard Salient;9/21/2009, p3
The article presents information on Freshman Opening Days, a discussion hosted by the faculty of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts about racism and classism. Students were asked to write down effects of privilege, questions they had about diversity and their perspectives on the latter during the discussions. The exercise raised more questions about how to handle students' differences instead of encouraging and open dialogue among them.


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