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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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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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