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Harvard Affirmative Action Decision Exposes Asian American Divide

by | October 5, 2019

The Harvard decision last week makes me cheer. And cry. It solves nothing. It only furthers an

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Graduate Programs in Higher Education Won’t Prepare You for Equity Centered Student Affairs Work – You Need to Seek It Out

Graduate Programs in Higher Education Won’t Prepare You for Equity Centered Student Affairs Work – You Need to Seek It Out

by | September 23, 2019

As an alumnus of a Higher Education Administration masters program, and through my involvement

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Huffman’s Wrist Tap Should Be Harder; Think of Crystal Mason

Huffman’s Wrist Tap Should Be Harder; Think of Crystal Mason

by | September 22, 2019

Many people are upset about the sentencing of Felicity Huffman, the prime time star in the Oper

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Dear Academia. . .

Dear Academia. . .

by | September 16, 2019

This is year-two on tenure track. I am already behind in meeting writing goals, lesson plans fo

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My Failure to Call Out Bias

My Failure to Call Out Bias

by | September 13, 2019

I am compelled to confess my complicity in bias. As much as I might suspect that I have been af

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Diversity, Thy Name is…Canada? And R.I.P. Adversity Scores—Was it Such a Bad Idea?

Diversity, Thy Name is…Canada? And R.I.P. Adversity Scores—Was it Such a Bad Idea?

by | September 6, 2019

The SAT folks took the easy way out on the so called “Adversity Score” proposal. After anno

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American Minorities and Our Foreign Cousins

American Minorities and Our Foreign Cousins

by | September 3, 2019

Racial nationalists, who equate ethnicity with belonging, can co-exist with each other. Their a

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Blackness in the Academy: Who Owns the Truth?

Blackness in the Academy: Who Owns the Truth?

by | August 30, 2019

Blackness, who owns it? Perhaps a better question to ponder is, can Blackness be owned? As I re

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What I Remember About Orientation as a Low-Income, First-Generation Student

What I Remember About Orientation as a Low-Income, First-Generation Student

by | August 27, 2019

You are poor. You are lucky. You are going to struggle. Among all the important, relevant inf

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Save the Climate and Yourself — Ban the Burger on Campus

Save the Climate and Yourself — Ban the Burger on Campus

by | August 26, 2019

If your campus is green energy-wise but you’re still buying all-beef hamburgers and the like

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Words That Wound

Words That Wound

by | August 19, 2019

Unfortunately, today, as seen in the past, hate speech is materializing into emotional and phys

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

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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