George Sanchez, The Tangled Web of Diversity and Democracy

ForeseeableFutures #4

Position Papers from Imagining America

National Museum, public libraries, high schools, and other community organizations over a period of 10 years. In “Crossing Figueroa,” Sanchez points to “the wide-spread growth in service-learning and community engagement at universities across the nation,” and, at the same time, the “rapid erosion of support for programs of access… for minority students.” He addresses “the seem-ing inconsistency” of two trends in the period after the Supreme Court’s ruling, in June 2003, on the University of Michigan’s affirmative action cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger. In particular, Sanchez explains the stark way in which these contradictory trends are experienced by minority faculty members.