- Even though we have made some progress in class diversity among students, I do not see the same diversity among my faculty colleagues.
I asked the authors of our diversity report why it did not mention class. They said that their remit was to study only race and gender.
College departments remain alien patches of privilege that pretend they can teach young people about poverty even though few professors have actually experienced it. Yes, we hire more women and people of color; there is more diversity of sexual orientation.
Yet how can we claim to be serious about diversity when we produce reports that cover race and gender but not class, nor the intersection of class with race and gender? What kind of diversity efforts focus on luring the "right kind" of women and minorities while doing nothing to attract poor women and minorities onto our faculties?