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The Owl of Minerva has flown, the university is dead: Can equity and diversity be done for success in higher education now?

Thomas, Dave S.P (2021) The Owl of Minerva has flown, the university is dead: Can equity and diversity be done for success in higher education now? In: Thomas, Dave S.P and Arday, Jason, eds. Doing equity and diversity for success in higher education: Redressing structural inequalities in the academy. Palgrave Studies in Race, Inequality and Social Justice in Education . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-18. ISBN 978-3-030-65667-6. E-ISBN 978-3-030-65668-3. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-65668-3_1) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82354)

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Abstract

The owl of Minerva flies only at dusk. Wisdom often comes too late, once the ship has sailed and the damage has been done. Will this be the fate of higher education in relation to Doing Equity and Diversity for Success? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, racialized civil unrest, unprecedented changes and challenges, equity and justice remain elusive for people from minority ethnic backgrounds in higher education, who are now, more than ever struggling to breathe. Universities are a microcosm of a society whose foundations are built on colonialism and imperialism, racism xenophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and other poisonous manifestations of hate. In this chapter, Thomas introduces this timeless volume that immortalises the perspectives of anti-racist scholars-activists who implore that universities acknowledge and reconcile with their imperial history and legacy of colonialism, in order to redouble their efforts to promote social justice and eliminate institutional racism and effect sustainable social transformations.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-65668-3_1
Uncontrolled keywords: Equity Diversity, Race, Racism, Higher education, Postsecondary education, Attainment Inequality, Social justice
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Dave Thomas
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 12:28 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 11:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82354 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Thomas, Dave S.P: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7561-9719
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