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Black Marjory Stoneman Douglas students want the movement to include their voices too

“Including black students in the gun violence conversation means broadening the topic from mass shootings to police-involved shootings, said Tifanny Burks, a community organizer with Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward.”  To read Alex Harris‘ complete article in the Miami Herald,…

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Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

In his article in the Atlantic, William Brennan describes the efforts of speech pathologist Julie Washington to have schools implement code-switching between the dialect of African American English and standard English in teaching reading and in closing the black-white literacy…

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Ted Radio Hour: The Consequences of Racism

The podcast includes four speakers: Clint Smith: How Should You Raise A Black Son In America? Miriam Zoila Pérez: How Does Racism Affect Pregnant Women And Babies? Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color? Adam Foss: Can…

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History class should be the last place where we stop talking about race

Noting the complaint that “appears at least once on my students’ course evaluations: ‘too much time on race’ ” every time he teaches American history, Donald Earl Collins adds, “A small but persistent minority of my students seem to want…

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Linking Diversity of Students in Higher Education to Diversity of Admissions Staff

 Scott Jaschik’s article renews debate over whether too-narrow definitions of merit and too-homogeneous admissions staffing limit the diversity of those who are admitted.  To read the complete article click here.

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