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Paul Quinn College: To Save or Not to Save

Paul Quinn College: To Save or Not to Save

by | July 1, 2009

Recently, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) voted to revoke Paul Quinn Co

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The Flawed Logic of Anti-affirmative Action Bake Sales

The Flawed Logic of Anti-affirmative Action Bake Sales

by | June 25, 2009

The Affirmative Action Bake Sale is used by conservative groups on college campuses to further

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Racial and Religious Extremism Rears Its Ugly Head

Racial and Religious Extremism Rears Its Ugly Head

by | June 24, 2009

Last month, I wrote a column discussing the racial hostility, paranoia and potential violence t

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HBCUs a “Land of the Lost”? I Don’t Think So

HBCUs a “Land of the Lost”? I Don’t Think So

by | June 23, 2009

Today, I came across a blog post written by a colleague who has worked in the HBCU community fo

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Black Males Need the “Old School Approach”

Black Males Need the “Old School Approach”

by | June 16, 2009

The behavior of some Black males has always been called into question. Adjectives like intimida

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Trading an Education for Thug Life

Trading an Education for Thug Life

by | June 15, 2009

In the past several weeks, we have witnessed “two Black men in a Cadillac” being accused of

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Understanding the “Tools of Whiteness” (Notes from AERA, Part 2)

Understanding the “Tools of Whiteness” (Notes from AERA, Part 2)

by | June 14, 2009

A common figure in teacher education is that roughly 90 percent of public school teachers in t

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Intellect and Discipline: The Keys to a Successful Academic Career

Intellect and Discipline: The Keys to a Successful Academic Career

by | June 9, 2009

I have a good friend who is the most brilliant individual I know.  He has a mind that most of

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Diversity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Diversity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

by | June 5, 2009

Why is it that people assume that Historically White Institutions are diverse, yet in the same

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Sonia Sotomayor: A Fabulous Choice For The Supreme Court

Sonia Sotomayor: A Fabulous Choice For The Supreme Court

by | June 2, 2009

Even before she was considered to be the front runner as the next Supreme Court Justice, there

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It is High Time for a Black Woman on the High Court

It is High Time for a Black Woman on the High Court

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“Make me do it.” -Barack Hussein Obama The relevance of the above challenge issued

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Are a Boy’s Chances Better at Becoming a Sports Star or a Doctor?

Are a Boy’s Chances Better at Becoming a Sports Star or a Doctor?

by | May 28, 2009

I often ask young children, especially boys, what they want to do when they reach adulthood. On

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Reframing the School Safety Debate (Notes from AERA, Part 1)

Reframing the School Safety Debate (Notes from AERA, Part 1)

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Last month I participated in the 2009 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual m

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Black History, No More?

Black History, No More?

by | May 22, 2009

Now that Barack Obama is President of the United States, why don’t we just pretend that A

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A Litmus Test for Commencement Speakers?

A Litmus Test for Commencement Speakers?

by | May 18, 2009

Every President since President Eisenhower has been invited to speak at Notre Dame’s commence

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