College Fix Article Quotes Josipa Roksa on Forcing Diversity


02/11/2017

The College Fix

Curry's Josipa Roksa discusses effects of forced diversity in schools in College Fix article.

STUDY: Forcing diversity on students has negative effects

“Higher education institutions really have not delivered on their promise of diversity,” Josipa Roksa, lead author of the study and a professor of sociology and education at the University of Virginia, told Inside Higher Ed. “It’s one thing to have a diverse student body — that is a crucial first step — but you have to ensure that interaction between groups is positive.”

“To me, this is about intentionality,” she added. “Higher education institutions are not helping students develop the skills to navigate that diversity, to engage it, to embrace it, to make it a positive experience.”