And a few semesters ago,one of my more cheerful students, Mahari, actually came to see me and mentioned that he was feeling a bit like an outcast because he's black.
It's partially what drew me to my work.
So, I teach college students about inequality and race in education, and I like to leave my office open
to any of my students who might just want to see me to chat.
At my university,I'm one of the few faculty members of color,and growing up, I experienced
my family's social mobility, moving out of apartments into a nice house, but in an overwhelmingly
And so I started to remember that I know that feeling of being an outsider in your own community.
He had just transferred to NYU from a community college on a merit scholarship, and turns out, only about five percent of students at NYU are black.
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