Studies show that students of color—as well as white students—benefit from having instructors of color. Diversity among Oregon teachers has increased over the decades, but there’s still a need for ethnically diverse faculty.
With the Black Lives Matter movement causing people to reevaluate systemic racism, KLCC has created a series that examines the successes and failures of Oregon schools with regards to race, and what schools can do to be more inclusive.
KLCC's Community Conversation aired live October 4 with a lineup of expert panelists on race, mental health, news and the media. Speakers answered questions about the KKK's presence in Oregon, growing political and racial divisions, the upcoming presidential election, and more.