Anonymous Diversity Surveys are Not Anonymous

For lone underrepresented minorities, checking boxes can oust your identity. Or erase it.

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Imagine being The Only Hispanic Female faculty in your department. You receive a survey gauging faculty needs and perceptions of campus leadership. Those needs might include affordable daycare, and those perceptions may be that upper admin runs a good PR campaign valuing diversity but when the…