February 27, 2021

thesopranosblog

It's Your Education

Racial (in)justice and the UC spending plan crisis

In summary

We panic the funds crunch could direct the UC to are unsuccessful to supply on the soaring hopes for social mobility for underrepresented minority college students.

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By Charles Hale,

Charles Hale is dean of social sciences at the College of California, Santa Barbara, [email protected]

Katharyne Mitchell

Katharyne Mitchell is dean of social sciences at the College of California, Santa Cruz, [email protected]

Invoice Maurer, Exclusive to CalMatters

Invoice Maurer is dean of social sciences at the College of California, Irvine, [email protected]

The UC scholar population now mirrors the racial and ethnic demographics of our condition, with 63% of the admitted students in the course of 2024 who establish as Latinx, Asian American, Black or Pacific Islander. This variety helps make the UC a powerful motor of upward mobility and a likely brake on the pattern towards deepening economic inequality. 

Although the finances crunch brought on by the pandemic is not probable to reverse this good demographic trajectory, we fear that it could lead our university to are unsuccessful to produce on the soaring hopes for social mobility that this development has raised.