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Black No More

Jun 26, 2015 by Jonathan Bean |

The case of Rachel Dolezal highlights the relevance of the satirical novel Black No More.

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Connecticut College Must Defend, Not Denounce, Professor Pessin

Jun 24, 2015 NAS |

The NAS condemns the vilification of Professor Andrew Pessin of Connecticut College and calls on President Katherine Bergeron to make clear that diversity of opinion is a prerequisite for the pursuit of knowledge.

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Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

May 15, 2015 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter.

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“Whiteness Studies” and Campus Activism

Apr 07, 2015 by Dan Kemp |

Emerging “whiteness” courses are often connected to political purposes. 

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“Teaching” Ferguson

Nov 26, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Faculty members and teachers use the grand jury's decision in the Ferguson case as an opportunity to advance the view that America is plagued by racism.

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Campus Energy Divestment: A Mistaken Legacy of the Anti-Apartheid Movement

Aug 28, 2014 by Caleb Rossiter |

"Divestment will again harm Africans, but this time to no good end." Dr. Caleb Rossiter, an adjunct professor at American University, weighs in.

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Prager U: What Every Graduate Should Know

Jun 04, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Dennis Prager offers five key ideas that every college graduate should understand.

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Sonia, What Happened?

May 05, 2014 by George W. Dent |

Sonia Sotomayor's impassioned dissent in Schuette v. BAMN seems to contradict views she expressed in her memoir, My Beloved Land.

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Report: US Higher Education System Reinforces “White Privilege”

Aug 01, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

A new study concludes that "White Privilege" is actually being worsened by elite colleges and universites.

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How Academe Turned Zimmerman into a Racist

Jul 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Intense outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict does little actual good toward easing racial tension and saving future lives.

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RES Revs ‘Em Up

Jul 10, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Race & Ethnicity Studies needn't lead to political activism—it just always seems to.

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What’s Wrong with English?

Jun 03, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Mark Bauerlein thinks there isn't really anything left that resembles an academic discipline. No wonder there are fewer majors.

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How to Manage Race Relations and Succeed

May 17, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Is there an alternative to affirmative action?  Jonathan Bean thinks so.

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Ask a Scholar – U.S. v. Cruikshank

Mar 28, 2013 by Robert Heidt |

Did a Reconstruction-era Supreme Court decision restrict legal remedies for African Americans?

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Why “Comprehensive” History is Controversial

Mar 19, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Two new bills that would require general education requirements for U.S. history to be met by courses providing "a comprehensive survey" are seen as a threat by proponents of Mexican American studies.

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