James D. Anderson
"...And so all of a sudden, we switch to diversity -- that’s a different history than affirmative action in the beginning, so I want them to know fully how this came into being, and what did it mean initially, how this changed over time, what creates the controversy around it so they have a full understanding."
James D. Anderson was born in Eutaw, Alabama in 1944. After graduating from high school, he moved to Stillman College, a historically black college. After graduating, he moved directly to Illinois. Anderson attended graduate school at the University of Illinois, studying the history of American education and social studies. He is currently the dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois.