Moral Obligation has Taken Over the Civil Rights Movement

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A continuation of civil rights movement is no longer important to campus –diversity, simply because of moral obligation or rights. Diversity efforts are important in towards 31st century because they are fundamental to the building blocks to excellence and quality. Diversity is not only black and white it is, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, religion and many more combinations that make up a nation. (Williams & Wade-Golden, 2008, p. B44). Higher education are attempting to meet the needs of a diverse student population with a variety of services, support groups, educational programs, and co-curricular experiences, institutions. The demographics of this country have changed because of racial/ethnic minorities. Institutions of higher education have also witnessed increasingly diverse student populations which will continue to trend upward. (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2007). The purpose of this paper look at diversity as it relates to higher education.
Background information In the United States the population of racial/ethnic minorities is growing. 34% of the American Population is persons of color according to the United States Census Bureau. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2007). 32% of students enrolled in institutions of higher education were minority students in 2004 (NCES, 2007). The culture of a majority of campuses is changing because of the increased presence of minority students. Traditionally universities enrolled mainly
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