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5. Reflect and Value Diversity

Photo: Angela Davis

(Photo: Jeff Watts)

“I teach criminal law and procedure, where race is an important issue. Without varied points of view that come from different backgrounds, our class discussions would not only be uninteresting, but incomplete. 

“It’s a much richer academic experience to hear from diverse people of different races, ethnicities, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds—and it prepares students for the real world. It’s also the right thing to do.” Angela Davis, professor, WCL, and winner of this year’s University Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, Creative Activity, and other Professional Contributions