Statues, SCOTUS, and Sidearms: American Indian and Faculty of Color Lives in a Singular Moment (Presentation Slides)
20 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2019
Date Written: 2016
While centering on the merged campus and community polities of Austin, this analysis has applicability to other cities with shared characteristics – “mind magnets” that attract young, educated, social and environmental progressives, such as Raleigh-Durham and Portland. Given its demographics and history, however, Austin, home to the University of Texas (UT-Austin), can be considered a “bellwether” among creative class cities – one of Brooks’ prototypical “latte towns” along with Boulder, CO and Seattle, WA.
Keywords: higher education, diversity, equity, inclusion, faculty of color, US higher education
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