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Bridging the Diversity Divide: A Necessary Challenge for Higher Education in the 21st Century

Tuesday, January 1, 2002


Diversity holds a key to positive change in highereducation, but just how to embrace diversity and makeit a fundamental component of the mission of our collegesand universities is a vexing question. Johnetta Cole,president emerita of Spelman College, describes the rapidlyshifting American landscape in which ethnicity,race, and gender are continuously transforming ourcommunities in profound and powerful ways.

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