Colleges and Universities

Today's college students say 'enough' on campus racism

To the editor: Decades ago I attended Cal State Los Angeles and UCLA. Rampant racism existed on both campuses. A white counselor, for example, attempted to dissuade me from pursuing a legal career, claiming that I lacked the aptitude to succeed. ("Sharp divisions emerge on campuses as some criticize activists' tactics as intimidation," Nov. 20)

As a history major, I was especially appalled by the racist curriculum. Professors taught us that ancient Egypt was in the Middle East, the Near East, the Mediterranean or even the Orient, when in reality Egypt...