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Three Key Groups Too Often Left Out of Diversity Assessments of Campus Climates

by | August 15, 2019

College leaders have begun to realize that assessing their campus climate and culture for diver

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Is Your School a True Sanctuary?

Is Your School a True Sanctuary?

by | August 14, 2019

When I drive through a campus district, or even a whole town or city where the university is a

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Academic Bigotry is Back, Thanks to Amy Wax

Academic Bigotry is Back, Thanks to Amy Wax

by | August 9, 2019

Dr.  Amy Laura Wax, who holds the Robert Mundheim chair at the University of Pennsylvania, rec

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‘Go Back’? They Brought My People Here First

‘Go Back’? They Brought My People Here First

by | July 26, 2019

During the week of Trump’s “go back” rhetoric, I was in Washington, D.C. doing my one-man

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A Diverse Shakespeare

A Diverse Shakespeare

by | July 25, 2019

W.E.B. DuBois would be proud of an ongoing effort to “translate” all 38 plays by William Sh

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Considerations for Being on the Academic Market

Considerations for Being on the Academic Market

by | July 24, 2019

"Why should we hire you as an assistant professor in our program?" As the anxiety of being on t

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‘We Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Us:’ The Importance Of Ethnic Studies

‘We Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Us:’ The Importance Of Ethnic Studies

by | July 16, 2019

I once heard a story about a man that needed to go North from Mexico to the United States in th

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Time to Tell Our Diverse Stories Aloud

Time to Tell Our Diverse Stories Aloud

by | July 15, 2019

I’m in Washington, D.C. for the CapitalFringe, where the main draw is the monologist Mike Dai

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Victory for Natural Black Hair Benefits All of Us

Victory for Natural Black Hair Benefits All of Us

by | July 12, 2019

California just became the first state to recognize by law that discrimination against natural

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Tearing at my Heart: The First Year on Tenure Track  

Tearing at my Heart: The First Year on Tenure Track  

by | July 1, 2019

I reached for the tissue box and it was empty. The tears trickled down my face at a faster pace

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Kamala Harris Has No Problem Being Black, But Why Doesn’t She Say Publicly  She’s Part Asian?

Kamala Harris Has No Problem Being Black, But Why Doesn’t She Say Publicly  She’s Part Asian?

by | June 30, 2019

Kamala Harris likes to say she’s American. Of course. But she’s not generic. Her racial sub

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Fitting In Doesn’t Fix Discrimination

Fitting In Doesn’t Fix Discrimination

by | June 27, 2019

I have been studying the internment of Japanese Americans ever since I have been a professor. Y

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If You Want to Diversify the Professoriate, Don’t Scare Us Away

If You Want to Diversify the Professoriate, Don’t Scare Us Away

by | June 25, 2019

If life as a tenure-track professor is so miserable, then why do you continue? As a doctoral ca

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How Do We Persuade People About Casual Racism and Sexism?

How Do We Persuade People About Casual Racism and Sexism?

by | June 18, 2019

As a teacher of advocacy, I wonder what is the most effective means of persuading people they s

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What if Western Illinois’ Jack Thomas Were White or Asian?

What if Western Illinois’ Jack Thomas Were White or Asian?

by | June 17, 2019

As a lonely adjunct, a Filipino American teaching at a state school, I am but a wee voice in hi

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