A new report from the University of Michigan (U-M) found that political orientation was the most common cause of discrimination amongst U-M students last year.
Twenty-one percent of students said they had experienced one or more incidents of discrimination due to their political leanings, edging out those who cited either gender or race, according to the 2016 climate surveyon diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), released Thursday.
Fewer than half of all students reported having frequent and meaningful interactions with people who hold political opinions different from their own, though undergraduates were more likely than graduate students to have had such experience, with only 38.3 percent of the latter answering in the affirmative.
Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion, told campus paper the Michigan Daily that he was surprised to see such a high number of students reported homogenous political interactions, and high levels of discrimination based on politics.
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