From Inside Higher Ed:
Racial tensions certainly are never absent from campuses. But this fall has seen a number of incidents — most notably charges that white students harassed a black student at San Jose State University for months — that shocked some.
Inside Higher Ed recently asked Beverly Daniel Tatum for her take on what’s going on, and what should be done. Tatum has been president of Spelman College, a historically black, women’s institution, since 2002. Her Ph.D. is in clinical psychology and she has written several books that focus on race relations, including Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation; Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race, and Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community.