Hello Education Equalizer:
As we celebrate Juneteenth, I write to address two critical issues impacting higher education: the potential overturn of affirmative action and the preservation of academic freedom.
Juneteenth marks a milestone in our nation’s history, reminding us of the ongoing fight for justice, equality, and freedom. In higher education, it is essential to acknowledge historical injustices and work towards rectifying disparities.
Affirmative action promotes diversity and inclusion, ensuring equal access to education for underrepresented groups. At the end of this month, the potential overturn of these policies by the Supreme Court threatens progress and perpetuates systemic inequalities. We must advocate for preserving and expanding affirmative action in higher education to maintain inclusive and equitable campuses.
Academic freedom is vital for intellectual growth. It allows teachers, students, and institutions to pursue knowledge without unwarranted interference. Protecting academic freedom fosters diverse perspectives, respectful dialogue, and intellectual curiosity. We must create an environment that upholds academic freedom, enabling robust debates, challenging norms, and generating innovative ideas.
Let us commemorate Juneteenth by recommitting ourselves to justice, equality, and freedom in higher education. We advocate for preserving affirmative action to combat historical injustices and fiercely protect academic freedom, empowering teachers, students, and academic communities to pursue knowledge fearlessly.
Together, let us create an inclusive and intellectually vibrant higher education landscape.
Dr. Carjie Scott
CEO, President, and Co-Founder
The Education Equalizer Foundation
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