Diversity and Discrimination at Kalamazoo College
Saenz, DeAnna E.
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It was hypothesized that staff members at Kalamazoo College would report experiences of discrimination and harassment due to race, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. All staff members were asked to take a survey and 145 participated ending with a response rate of 65%. Results showed that while roughly half of minority staff members said they had experienced discrimination and a third had experienced harassment, the majority expressed positive views on the acceptance of diversity at the college. Overall, staff’s views suggest the existence of covert prejudices, which is interpreted in terms of the theories of “Symbolic” and “Aversive” Racism.