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Ain’t I A Professor?

Ain’t I A Professor?

by | May 14, 2009

Ain’t I a professor? Living an Authentic Academic Life as a Black Intellectual By Robin Hughe

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Slam-Dunking Sports Myths: Thoughts from a “dumb jock” professor

Slam-Dunking Sports Myths: Thoughts from a “dumb jock” professor

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As a professor, one of my major jobs is to choose or follow something called a research agenda.

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The Perils of a “post-racial” Presidency

The Perils of a “post-racial” Presidency

by | May 11, 2009

 A recent New York Times/CBS poll concluded that race relations are improving in the wake of t

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Mentoring is Absolutely Essential for the Future of the Professoriate

Mentoring is Absolutely Essential for the Future of the Professoriate

by | May 6, 2009

Yesterday as I was chatting on Facebook (yes, I do that) with a faculty member at a different i

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Racial Intolerance, Historical Streotypes and Paranoia on the Rerun

Racial Intolerance, Historical Streotypes and Paranoia on the Rerun

by | May 5, 2009

Racial Intolerance, Historical Stereotypes and Paranoia on the Rerun While many Americans of al

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Predicting Academic Success Using Shoe Size: Affirming the Action in College Admissions

Predicting Academic Success Using Shoe Size: Affirming the Action in College Admissions

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Many higher educational institutions no longer rely exclusively on standardized tests as a prim

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Shaping the Court: Race, Gender and Ideology

Shaping the Court: Race, Gender and Ideology

by | May 4, 2009

2009 seems to be the year that the American electorate is turning left of center. Evidence of t

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Can Michael Vick Take the Steps to Rebuild His Life?

Can Michael Vick Take the Steps to Rebuild His Life?

by | April 23, 2009

It was only a few years ago that Michael Vick was playing quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons a

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Court of the Conqueror Writes Another Legal Fiction

Court of the Conqueror Writes Another Legal Fiction

by | April 20, 2009

On March 31, 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States (S.C.O.T.U.S.) issued its ruling in t

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Obama Decision to Boycott World Racism Conference is Regrettable

Obama Decision to Boycott World Racism Conference is Regrettable

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Change has come to America. Doubters of this undeniable truth need only look to 1600 Pennsylvan

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Michelle Obama: One Classy, Resilient, Intelligent First Lady

Michelle Obama: One Classy, Resilient, Intelligent First Lady

by | April 7, 2009

From the moment her husband became a serious contender for the Democratic nomination, Michelle

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The Case Against Cultural Standardization in Tenure Decisions

The Case Against Cultural Standardization in Tenure Decisions

by | April 6, 2009

There has been a cacophony of voices calling for the elimination of tenure in higher education.

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The Hip-Hop Archive and its Tensions

The Hip-Hop Archive and its Tensions

by | April 5, 2009

Last month the Hip-Hop Archive at Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute co-hosted Hip

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Remembering a Legend: John Hope Franklin

Remembering a Legend: John Hope Franklin

by | April 1, 2009

In 1997, while I was doing my dissertation research, I had the wonderful opportunity to intervi

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African American boys can learn something from President Obama

African American boys can learn something from President Obama

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President Barack Obama’s victory is meaningful to a cross-section of Americans. His candidac

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