3 thoughts on “Public Forum at 7 p.m. – Diversity Reality At Iowa: The Truth Behind The Statistics

  1. Diversity reality at the University of Iowa is that these conversations rarely include American Indians on whose stolen lands the University sits. This is called erasure. Why is it so difficult to remember the indigenous people of this land? Jacki Rand

    • The forum stems from a Hechinger Report on African American and Latino students, only, and our reporting focused on Iowa. We chose to keep the focus narrow because of that, and time constraints. We should talk about indigenous students. I know from conversations with people who formerly recruited strongly Native Americans to the University of Iowa are disappointed now. For example, a summer science camp at the Univ. of Iowa for Native American high school students no longer is held.

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