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A Community College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom

Robert W. Fairlie, Florian Hoffmann, Philip Oreopoulos

NBER Working Paper No. 17381
Issued in September 2011, Revised in August 2014

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We are extremely grateful to Bob Barr, Andrew LaManque, Howard Irvin and Stephen Fletcher for providing the administrative data for students. Special thanks also go to Lydia Hearn, Kathleen Moberg, Mallory Newell, Jerry Rosenberg, and Rowena Tomaneng for providing detailed information on courses, minority student programs, and registration procedures. Thanks also go to Alex Haslam, David Levine, Doug Miller, Uros Petronijevic, and seminar participants at the University of Calgary, University of British Columbia, University of Manitoba, University of Victoria, the Gender and Academia Conference in Sweden, the NBER Education Program fall meeting, the Presidential and Academic Senate Leadership Presentation at De Anza College, Northern California Community Colleges Institutional Researchers workshop, Case Western University, University of Colorado Boulder, the 2013 American Economics Association annual meeting in San Diego, and RAND. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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