Parenting Journey Executive Director Imari Paris Jeffries, a UMass trustee, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chancellor Dr. Robert Johnson recently co-authored an op-ed for the Boston Business Journal highlighting the challenges and opportunities to support diverse students in higher education.
As they note, “Currently in Boston, white workers outnumber black workers at a ratio of 9.5-to-1. Within six of the top 10 high-income fields Boston has the largest disparity of white-to-black workers in comparison to the rest of the nation. If we do not create communities for professionals of color, we run the risk of losing intellectual assets and diverse perspectives in the workplace.”
Read their piece in the BBJ to learn what UMass is doing to support and retain students of color.