Salt Lake Community College plans an intensive study of civil rights, looking at ways to educate faculty, staff and students about their own civil rights as well as those of minorities.
President O.D. Carnahan said Wednesday that a committee will be formed to look at civil rights issues on campus, particularly those of minorities and women. The result may be the hiring of an ombudsman to handle civil rights issues, he said."We are trying to orient more to it. It's not that we're anti-civil rights, but we're probably not as sensitive to the issue as we should be," Carnahan said.
The college's sensitivity to civil rights was questioned publicly last month when Alberta Henry refused to speak on campus because it stayed open on Martin Luther King Day.