Colleges and universities strive for diversity in their student body, but a diverse faculty is also imperative, Langston University education professor Matthew Lynch writes in this blog post. Lynch points to statistics that reveal just over 12% of full-time faculty are minorities. Part of the problem may be the competitive nature of hiring, Lynch suggests. "This is not to say that there are not women and minorities with high qualifications but rather to point out that sometimes sex and race are simply not part of the hiring equation," he writes.

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