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Diversity, the new scare in the future of exclusion

Editorial

Dr. Tamaro J. Green

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2021-05-09 22:43:33 viewed: 45

 

Addressing divergence in the course of history between progress and barbarism, acceptance and denial, the future and the past, knowledge and information, every institution is at risk to falling behind in the consortium of competition pressuring global societies.  Le Grange (2020) discusses the emergence of global knowledge economy societies with the adoption of neoliberal policies in universities.  Leadership must tread the will of populism and with the reality of skepticism in planning our steering of priorities. One challenge which remains from the past century and has crept steadily in this one is the need to honor efforts in establishing opportunities for women in positions of power in higher learning institutions.  Black women, a historically marginalized group, require action to support their efforts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Ignoring this deed requiring immediate attention is ignorance.  Ramohai (2019) discusses problems of access for black women in higher education.  Ayford and Zaaiman (2021) discuss how ignoring the challenges of race contribute to the continuation of racism in higher education.

 

 

References:

 

Ayford, J.-L., & Zaaiman, J. (2021). Colour-blind attitudes of students at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. Transformation in Higher Education, 6, a97.

Le Grange, L. (2020). Research ethics: Examining the tension between principlism and rational self-interest in a neoliberal university context. 2020, 5. doi:10.4102/the.v5i0.88

Ramohai, J. (2019). A black woman’s perspective on understanding transformation and diversity in South African higher education. 2019, 4. doi:10.4102/the.v4i0.58

 

 

Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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