Den of Inequities

By John O. Harney

Among 112 New England colleges and universities surveyed by the Boston Globe, number with a Black athletic director: 5 Boston Globe

Among New England’s 58 collegiate football programs, number led by Black head coaches: 2 Boston Globe

Percentage of American adults who had an interaction with a police officer in the past year and say the interaction was an overall positive experience: 75% Gallup Center on Black Voices

Percentage of Black Americans who had an interaction with a police officer in the past year and say the interaction was an overall positive experience: 59% Gallup Center on Black Voices

Percentage of Americans who support requiring multicultural lesson plans in public school curricula, including antiracism studies: 65% Tulchin Research on behalf of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Percentage of America’s 101 most selective public colleges and universities that reported declines in Black student enrollment between 2000 and 2017: 58% The Education Trust

Number of M16 semiautomatic rifles that the University of Maryland police department announced it was returning to the U.S. Department of Defense in the wake of national protests against police brutality: 50 University of Maryland

Percentage of U.S. adults experiencing depression symptoms before the coronavirus pandemic: 9% Boston University School of Public Health

Percentage by mid-April: 28% Boston University School of Public Health

John O. Harney is executive editor of The New England Journal of Higher Education.

Kitchen” collage by Montserrat College professor Timothy Harney.

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