Ujju Aggarwal, a member of the Center's Working Group “Public Education, the City, and Struggles for Racial Justice” has published an important article "Defend and Transform: The Fight Forward for Public Education" in Anthropology News. 

Aggarwal writes: "In the aftermath of the US presidential election, policy pundits and even some activists have suggested that diverse schools can help heal the nation from the hatred that Trump’s victory represents. A lack of diversity, they argue, breeds hatred; conversely, diversity is supposed to trump hate, and contact with so-called others can deflate prejudice. These expressions come at a time when the problem of public school segregation has captured renewed interest. Terms like diversity, segregation, and integration have often been used interchangeably in public debates without attention to specificity, posing the question: what do these terms mean and what is the significance of each."

Read the full article here.

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Ujju Aggarwal

Ujju Aggarwal

Ujju Aggarwal is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at The New School. Prior to joining The New School, she was Visiting Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Vermont Center for ...