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Universities are quick to conflate diversity with inclusivity

Universities are quick to conflate diversity with inclusivity

On the "diversity" page of its website, the University of Maryland, College Park features an almost four-minute long video of campus members from different backgrounds working together. In one scene a smiling black student in a hijab wraps her arm around her smiling Asian friend, who is wearing athletic shorts. In another scene, students of various ethnicities sit chatting in a circle. In another shot, an African-American professor offers guidance to two white students in front of their computers. Throughout the video, Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice-President, speaks about the school's diversity goals.

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