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UMKC Will Debut A New Race, Ethnic & Gender Studies Degree Next Fall

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City is currently offering minors in race, ethnic and gender studies in the new program.

The quick establishment of the new department was driven by student demand.

"Given the level of civil unrest we've seen in our society in recent years," department interim chair Toya Like said, "this is a resurgence of what we’ve seen time and time again in our nation's history."

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