- A research brief titled "The Climate for Underrepresented Groups and Diversity on Campus" reports that students from minority racial and ethnic groups at colleges with less diversity experience more discrimination, also noting that many students believe that racial discrimination is no longer a major problem.
- The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA based the report primarily on the responses of just over 4,000 members--out of 27,800 respondents over all--of underrepresented minorities who took the institute's Diverse Learning Environments survey.
- Minority respondents felt that verbal comments were the most frequent form of discrimination they faced, and those on low-diversity campuses reported facing them the most often; other reports of discrimination followed a similar pattern.
From the article:
Students from minority racial and ethnic groups at colleges where minorities are underrepresented experience more stereotyping, harassment, and other forms of discrimination than those on campuses that are more diverse, according to a recent report from the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. The report, a research brief titled "The Climate for Underrepresented Groups and Diversity on Campus," notes that many students now believe that racial discrimination is no longer a major problem, but it warns that a number of recent highly publicized race-related incidents on campuses demonstrate that challenges still exist.