Community Colleges Can Heal Divisions

The economic polarization in the country, a national debate too often laden with an undercurrent of racism and infused with xenophobia, has muddled an objective assessment of our nation’s actual challenges. Americans live in more segregated communities, and attend more segregated schools now than in the past 20 years. Perhaps that is one reason the problems of economic insecurity, lack of opportunity, and racial and ethnic tensions are still with us —a nd have worsened the antagonism sown during the election, further muting our ability to understand each other’s reality.

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