Diversity Mainstreaming and Civic Engagement

No matter the form – voting, volunteering, standing up for equal rights – civic engagement has and will continue to be an integral part of American democracy. Despite its importance, reports point to low levels of civic knowledge and engagement among Americans. Rachel Anderson, a professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law, suggests that civic education and engagement would improve if individuals’ differing interests and perspectives were taken into consideration. What impact does diversity blindness have on civic engagement, and how can we address it? School, college, and…