American colleges and university campuses are being roiled by discussion about how students of color are treated on campus. Recent years have seen dozens of high-profile racial incidents: racist graffiti at Syracuse and Salisbury; a black student at the University of Maryland stabbed to death by a white nationalist student; fraternities at Oklahoma and Georgia suspended for posting racist videos online. Against this backdrop, research shows that students of color feel unwelcome on many college campuses. And when students feel like outsiders, their academic performance suffers. At many colleges and universities, students of color themselves are doing the work to make others feel welcome and safe.
The collection of audio stories here focuses on the racial climate on campuses across the United States. This is an ongoing project.