How to confront racism in admissions: Opinion

October 29, 2020
Racism must be confronted in admissions policies even as institutions undergo financial difficulties during COVID-19, writes Elizabeth Redden. The author describes the significant barriers to admitting Black students, and makes suggestions on how to take action on some of these issues. In the context of the US, Redden recommends removing legacy admissions and measures such as demonstrated interest, as well as long-term strategies that include offering financial aid, addressing institutional racial inequity, making standardized tests optional, and considering race in admission. Inside Higher Ed (International)