Sanford: Nearly 60 years after my first DEI discussion, little has changed

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 22, 2024 4:00 AM CT | Published: February 22, 2024 4:00 AM CT
Otis Sanford
Daily Memphian

Otis Sanford

Otis Sanford is professor emeritus of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis and political commentator for WATN-TV ABC24 News. Contact him at Follow him on Twitter @otissanford.

Today, the battle is over whether diversity, equity and inclusion should even be mentioned in schools and the workplace. Beyond that, some people locally also want to turn back the clock by suggesting separate judicial systems for Shelby County — the current one for predominantly Black Memphis and a new one for the mostly white suburbs.


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