Committees discuss increasing diversity; minority leaders remain skeptical
In the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center, the walls are covered with native African art and the shelves hold books about the civil rights movement.
But for the students in the center, the representation of their culture at UA may not extend much deeper.
Less than 2 percent of UA faculty are black, making it rare for them to have an instructor of their race if their degree extends beyond African American Studies.
That realization has caught the eye of university administrators, who claim that the discrepancies stretch outside the black community and into all other racial minority groups, as well as women.