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The other side of March Madness: How college sports expose a lack of diversity

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“There are massive benefits to institutions, to students themselves in the long term in being more diverse and having a set of students from different backgrounds.” 

Cuts to state support for public colleges and threats to programs like affirmative action that aim to boost the ranks of black and Hispanic students in higher education are just some of the reasons why many of today’s top colleges appear to be failing at educating the most diverse generation of students in American history, said Mark Huelsman, associate director of policy & research at Demos, a left-leaning think tank.

“There are massive benefits to institutions, to students themselves in the long term in being more diverse and having a set of students from different backgrounds,” Huelsman said. “Institutions know this and talk about this all the time, some just fall down on it pretty clearly or don’t make it a priority.”

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