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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 7, 2007

Penn Researcher Points to Nine Themes of Racism On Predominantly White College Campuses

PHILADELPHIA –- A researcher at the University of Pennsylvania has identified nine common themes of racism on large, predominantly white college campuses in the U.S.

Shaun Harper, an assistant professor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education, found the themes from focus groups with students and staff:

• Institutional negligence -- All students, regardless of race, were frustrated with how their colleges promoted diversity but failed to offer students with ways to engage with racially different peers.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 20, 2007
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