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Has Higher Education Become An Engine of Inequality? – The Chronicles of Higher Education

July 3, 2012

The Chronicles of Higher Education posted a blog today on the rising inequalities within higher education institutions. Though higher education was once viewed as a means of obtaining greater equality, “a study by Standford University shows that the gap in standardized-test scores between low-income and high-income students has widened about 40 percent since the 1960s—now double...
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What does progress mean?

September 25, 2011

Over the summer, one of our fabulous bloggers, Jordan Alam, attended a program called, The Washington Bus, where she created a video that asks 23 young people their opinions on what progress means to them. Take a look at what today’s youth are doing to change the world.
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Outside Story: Microaggressions & Stereotype Threat: Education Series

July 14, 2011

Written by: Jessie Daniels. Cross posted with permission. Our prevailing mythology of meritocracy in the U.S. tells us that education is a path to achievement. To do provide that, we expect schools to be free from racism and provide an equal education to all.  Yet, there’s a significant amount of research that tells a...
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This Week In Media, 4/17 – 4/23

April 23, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Says Minority Teachers Needed – Diverse Education “I see this as the civil rights issue of our generation,” Duncan said, arguing that hewas optimistic that even “the poorest kid, from the toughest community from the mostdysfunctional family” can thrive when given a good education. “But put that child inschool that...
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Outside Story: It’s Not Just Yale: Are Colleges Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Violence?

April 18, 2011

It’s Not Just Yale: Are Colleges Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Violence? Originally posted on Time.com Written by: KAYLA WEBLEY On the evening of Oct. 13, 2010, members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Yale University marched across campus chanting, “No means yes! Yes means anal! No means yes! Yes means anal!” A...
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This Week In Media 4/11 – 4/15/2011

April 15, 2011

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley Angers Black Legislators over Medical School Board Removal -Diverse Education “She doesn’t get it,” said Rutherford, D-Columbia. “She calls herself the first minority governor, but that doesn’t mean she likes Blacks. If you’re Black, you need a great deal of experience. But if you’re White, you just need a fresh set of...
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This Week in Media

April 2, 2011

Are We All Black Americans Now? – The Nation “In the months following September 11, my colleague Cornel West offered this insight: national political elites used the devastating attacks to promote the “niggerization of the American people.” West understood that long before 9/11, African-Americans were intimately familiar with terrorism. Through the Jim Crow century,...
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This Week In Media

March 26, 2011

Gang Rape of Latina 6th Grader and a horrific community response Colorlines: “Tiny Cleveland, has become a major example of how not to deal with rape in our communities” Study: Only 37% of Students can Repay Loans on Time Colorlines: “Not only are students of color more likely to depend on financial aid to...
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WAM!, The Media’s Impact on Higher Ed.

March 26, 2011
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Yesterday, I had the incredible opportunity of presenting at the 2nd annual Women Action Media (WAM!) conference, in Los Angeles on the media's impact on women of color in higher ed through the lens of Refuse The Silence.
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