J. Milton Yinger – SU Citation and award

Syracuse University

Citation accompanying the awarding of the degree Doctor of Humane Letters,
honoris causa

             J. MILTON YINGER, internationally acclaimed sociologist and scholar in the study of prejudice and discrimination and esteemed professor, we honor your singular contributions to increased understanding of the forces that can divide us as well as of the values that can unite us.

            Author of the groundbreaking textbook Racial and Cultural Minorities: An Analysis of Prejudice and Discrimination, you blazed trails in this essential and controversial area of scholarship at the dawn of the civil rights movement.  Through this seminal work and many other publications, you have instructed thousands of students across the country and around the world as well as created new bridges across ethnic and racial lines. 

            In addition, you have served as a distinguished member of the faculty of Oberlin College and as a visiting professor at several distinguished institutions.  You have lectured widely here and abroad in the areas of the sociology of religion, social change, and ethnic and race relations.

We are pleased to recognize your continuing contributions to the body of knowledge and to increasing understanding and acceptance among social and cultural groups.

Kenneth A. Shaw
Chancellor and President
May 12, 1996