Thursday, July 7, 2016

Survey: Dartmouth students prefer nonwhite faculty, classmates - CAMPUS FORUM

by Rob Shimshock 
Originally published: July 6, 2016
Publisher:  CampusForum.org 


  • A Dartmouth College survey found that, all being else equal, students favor hiring nonwhite professors and admitting nonwhite students over their white peers.
  • Most groups of students displayed a bias in favor of nonwhite candidates, but the study found that white students were "effectively indifferent" to race.

Dartmouth College survey found that, all being else equal, students favor hiring nonwhite professors and admitting nonwhite students over their white peers.

Greater faculty diversity is among the most frequent demands made by student activists, with 80 schools having received such ultimatums to date, according to TheDemands.org. Recently, two Dartmouth professors surveyed students from their school about the trend, asking them to choose between hypothetical candidates in both hiring and admissions scenarios.

“White students overall...are effectively indifferent to a candidate’s race and gender.”    Tweet This

The polls were conducted by Social Sciences and Government professor John Carey and Japanese Studies and Government professor Yusaku Horiuchi, and revealed relatively consistent bias in favor of nonwhite candidates across almost all groups of students.