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Yes Virginia, There is a Choice

by | April 16, 2019

Like many other students of color who receive messages that they’re not good enough, I had re

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‘I Just Said That!’

‘I Just Said That!’

by | April 15, 2019

Have you ever had that moment when you were in a meeting and proposed an idea for consideration

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Defining Political Progress

Defining Political Progress

by | April 8, 2019

One of the things I love most about writing for Diverse is that it provides an opportunity for

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Prof. Abdullah on the College Scandal, Black Studies After 50, HBCUs

Prof. Abdullah on the College Scandal, Black Studies After 50, HBCUs

by | April 7, 2019

"Black Studies is probably the most enduring victory of the Black Power Movement,” says Dr. M

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On the Meaning of Survival

On the Meaning of Survival

by | March 28, 2019

The deadliest school shooting in modern history happened before colleges and universities insti

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Any Person, Any Study, but at What Cost?

Any Person, Any Study, but at What Cost?

by | March 27, 2019

In an editorial titled “An Ode to the Rich and Legacies,” a current undergraduate at my alm

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Women’s History Month Special: Changing Our Approach To ‘The Change’

Women’s History Month Special: Changing Our Approach To ‘The Change’

by | March 26, 2019

Coincidentally, at the beginning of March and Women’s History Month, I started going through

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March Madness? It’s Not Just Basketball

March Madness? It’s Not Just Basketball

by | March 25, 2019

March Madness — higher ed’s Springtime PR-fest known as the NCAA men’s basketball tournam

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First Step or First Stumble?

First Step or First Stumble?

by | March 21, 2019

Michelle Alexander’s 2010 book, The New Jim Crow, captured the sobering reality that the Unit

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Will Whites Be Stereotyped as Corrupt Because of Felicity Huffman?

Will Whites Be Stereotyped as Corrupt Because of Felicity Huffman?

by | March 14, 2019

The recent bust in Boston of an organized, professionalized, high-stakes college admissions fra

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The Myth of Meritocracy

The Myth of Meritocracy

by | March 13, 2019

To my high school guidance counselor, I wasn’t college material. I remember flipping through

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Diversity and Rep. Ilhan Omar

Diversity and Rep. Ilhan Omar

by | March 11, 2019

To show my San Francisco State journalism class what diversity means instantly, I provide a vis

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The True Spirit of Black History Month

The True Spirit of Black History Month

by | February 28, 2019

From 1st through 5th grade, I attended St. Mark’s Roman Catholic School in Harlem, New York.

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Theft, Shame and Guilt in Order to Get By

Theft, Shame and Guilt in Order to Get By

by | February 26, 2019

Over the past few years there has been increasing exposure to the harsh reality of what it is l

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Thoughts on Jussie Smollett for My Diversity and Media Class

Thoughts on Jussie Smollett for My Diversity and Media Class

by | February 25, 2019

When you teach a course called “Diversity in Media”, Jussie Smollett provided one heck of a

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