Black Leaders Call On the University of Colorado to Step Up Its Racial Diversity Efforts

After a yearlong series of racial incidents on the campus of the University of Colorado, black leaders in Colorado are calling on the university to hire an outside consulting firm to audit the institution's diversity and minority recruitment efforts. State senator Peter Groff thinks that the university is incapable of assessing its own performance. "I want someone from outside the henhouse to come in and take a look," Groff said in a statement.

Black leaders in Colorado have put the university on notice that they expect more aggressive recruitment of black students and faculty and severe penalties for students who commit acts of racial hate on campus.

About 1.6 percent of the students on the Boulder campus are black. The latest count shows 25 blacks among the 1,298 faculty members on campus.


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