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Increase in American Suicides Has Historical Roots

by | June 15, 2018

Recent research indicates that the recent rise in suicides across the nation can be attributed

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The Guilt of Not Responding to Microaggressions

The Guilt of Not Responding to Microaggressions

by | June 14, 2018

Having navigated institutions where I was one of very few Latinos, I have become hyper-aware of

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My Father to Me, Is the Father He Never Had

My Father to Me, Is the Father He Never Had

by | June 13, 2018

I have had the privilege of having my father in my life. Like my best friend, my father’s fat

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The Dilemma of Diversity

The Dilemma of Diversity

by | June 12, 2018

Opponents of racial diversity often style themselves as proponents of intellectual diversity. T

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The Fragile State of Student Mental Health

The Fragile State of Student Mental Health

by | June 11, 2018

I’m still processing the coincidence of the noteworthy suicides of two rich and famous people

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For Colored Folks Who Have Considered Suicide

For Colored Folks Who Have Considered Suicide

by | June 9, 2018

The high-profile deaths of celebrities Avicii, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have forced impo

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#ReclaimingMyTime

#ReclaimingMyTime

by | June 4, 2018

As I learn how to say “no” every day, it does not go without care. I need to put my best fo

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More than Just a Brotherhood

More than Just a Brotherhood

by | May 31, 2018

As a first-generation college student, I had a very stereotypical view of fraternity and sorori

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Education’s Challenge: Culture of Criticism or Compassion?

Education’s Challenge: Culture of Criticism or Compassion?

by | May 30, 2018

When I read recently in Stanford Magazine that the Stanford Graduate School of Business had a c

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The Consequences of the Roseanne Fiasco

The Consequences of the Roseanne Fiasco

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Roseanne Barr engaged in the most racially primitive language possible. Comparing Black people

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A Memorial for the War in America

A Memorial for the War in America

by | May 25, 2018

When I think of graduation time, I don’t think about my own. Nor do I think of my kids. I thi

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Growing Roses in White Concrete

Growing Roses in White Concrete

by | May 22, 2018

As an academic, I am constantly traveling to present at conferences, network and create change

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Why We Celebrate

Why We Celebrate

by | May 20, 2018

Graduation season brings me tremendous joy. I love seeing the various photos, video clips, and

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My Mother’s Legacy in Education

My Mother’s Legacy in Education

by | May 17, 2018

I attribute my career in education to my mother, a preschool teacher’s aide at a small Cathol

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Being a Good Ally

Being a Good Ally

by | May 16, 2018

Much has been said about the African-American graduate student at Yale who was reported by a Wh

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