- How Diversity Trumped Equity--And May Kill Affirmative Action (October 10, 2012)
How universities boost their image as diverse institutions while opposing real change (eg. in the form of affirmative action, because it forces them to admit that they were/are discriminatory).
- At the Ivies, It’s Still White at the Top (June 9, 2013)
Administrators in Ivy League institutions suppress diversity by subduing minorities’ voices in favor of a lily-white workplace culture.
- Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism (December 27, 2011)
Colorblindness is a form of ignorance - treating everybody “fairly” ignores painful past histories and invalidates the worth of the identity of a person of color.
- Is There Such A Thing as Racial PTSD? (March 4, 2011)
“Racial Battle Fatigue” is an occurrence that is triggered by chronic exposure to threatening, race-insensitive environments by people of color, as was suggested by a survey that analyzed rates of Generalized Anxiety Disorder from African American individuals who experienced frequent racial discrimination.
- Not Pocahontas, Not A Super-Indian, Not A Drunk And Not A Slut (December 6, 2013)
Talks about the internalized shame that western ideology puts in aboriginal women in Canada.
- Good News: Black Women Enroll in College More Than Any Race and Gender (June 5, 2013)
Nearly 1 in 10 African-American women are enrolled in college according to a 2011 survey, the first group to surpass Asian Males, which may help quash current negative stereotypes about African American women and educational ability.
- “Maybe You’re Overreacting…?” - On Emotional Control (March 4 2014)
The silencing of black scholars due to the “angry black” stereotype must be recognized.
- Are Black People More Homophobic Than White People? (May 19, 2013)
How this myth propagates further negative stereotypes about black men, and how it masks white homophobia.
- Guess Who’s (Not) Coming to Dinner (January 30, 2013)
Although this is a single case of University President not appointing high-ranking administrators of color, this article reverberates the funneling effect between job status and race, and implies that actions also must be taken early on in a minority individual’s academic road to bare open more opportunities
- The 10 Worst Latina Stereotypes (August 7, 2013)
Stereotypes shroud the individual and her voice in assumptions and biases.
- Native American Achievement Gap Widens as Black and Latino Students Make Gains (August 15, 2013)
Native American students are not receiving enough resources to enjoy the same gains in academic achievement than other minority peers.
- Anti-Hispanic Fervor Remains Alive And Loathsome (August 17, 2013)
Gives recent examples of anti-Hispanic racism in the United States.
- A Majority of Black Americans Feel They’re Treated Unfairly By Just About Every Major Civic Institution (August 22, 2013)
A plethora of statistics show how modern racial inequality is reflected in hard data such as income gaps and the general population’s perceived belief of races being treated unfairly in settings such as in law enforcement, schools, and other public spaces.
- Critiques of Richwine: Not Attacks On Academic Freedom (May 25, 2013)
A controversial dissertation that claims Hispanics are innately, genetically inferior in IQ to whites undergoes an extensive review.
- Study Faults UCLA’s Handling of Faculty’s Racial Bias Complaints (October 18, 2013)
Despite how nearly all of UCLA’s faculty of color have achieved academic and professional success, they still face racial bias among their peers. While complaints are being made, no real action is being taken by the university.
- The Risks Of Teaching About Racism (December 4, 2013)
Connects the incident where Professor Gibney was reprimanded for racial discrimination with a corporate model of education that ultimately reinforces the current power structure.
- Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging (January 24, 2014)
Study in SF: telomere lengths in African American men are much shorter, which translates to a lifespan 6 years shorter than the rest of the country. These men have implicit, anti-black bias, as determined by the Implicit Association Test.
- Toni Morrison Refuses To Privilege White People In Her Novels
(Video) Toni Morrison in a television interview turns interviewer’s question (can you imagine writing a novel that’s not centered around race) around to show the institutionalized privilege within the American literary world.
- Passing For White And Straight: How My Looks Hide My Identity (December 8, 2013)
Koa Beck’s experience as being multiracial, and how she is often seen as white.
- A Few Things I Think We Should Learn From MCTC’s Attack On Professor Shannon Gibney (November 22, 2013)
Unpacking the incident of structural racism where Professor Gibney was disciplined for discussing structural racism, which made three white male students uncomfortable (they filed a racial discrimination complaint).
- Living In Discomfort: The Challenge Of Talking Race In Classrooms Across The Country (December 8, 2013)
Cites recent instances of the challenges of talking about race in the classroom. Asserts that teaching for comfort is helpful to no one.
- When No One Said Said Anything: When Racism Goes Unquestioned (November 1, 2013)
Roxane Gay writes about her experience with racism and how no one stood up against it.
- Institutional Racism (December 12, 2013)
Addresses the institutional racism within CSU Northridge, and the arguments that protects the institutional racism.
- Ethnic Studies Courses Teach Valuable Lessons And Should Not Be Cut Or Reduced (December 12, 2013)
The case for Ethnic Studies courses: they cover some of the most important lessons that cannot be found in other courses.
- Deep Wounds (August 27, 2013)
Tribal colleges are extremely lacking on federal funding, which puts deep strain on faculty numbers and roles.
- OAS assembly adopts convention against racism and all forms of intolerance (June 6, 2013)
The Organization of American States (OAS) opens two documents to sign in order to take a leap forward in recognizing humanity and establishing equality in Latin America.
- Affirmative Action-ACLU Position Paper (August 25, 2000)
Makes the case of why affirmative action is still needed.
- Missing From Science Class (December 10, 2013)
Editorial; attributes the glaring lack of women and minorities in certain fields to lack of opportunities for education, lack of role models, and an unforgiving workplaces/school atmosphere.