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Category Archives: affirmative action

A First Step in Missouri

Note: I was writing this post before John Wilson posted his reaction to the Wolfe resignation.  As should be clear, our perspectives differ.  As the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

AAUP Joins Defense of Affirmative Action

On Friday the AAUP joined the American Council of Education and 36 other higher education groups in filing an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court the right of … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eric Holder’s Commencement Address at Morgan State University: A Commentary on Race in America

The following is the text of remarks as prepared for delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Morgan State University commencement ceremony in Baltimore on Saturday, May 17, 2014. … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

CFHE 7th National Gathering Focuses on Affordable, Quality Higher Education for All

On May 16-18, the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education’s 7th National Gathering drew nearly 100 faculty, student and organizational leaders to the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York, where … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Hillbilly Divide

The following thread comes from Appalnet, the Appalachian Studies listserv (slightly edited), May, 2014: Colleagues, if you read the following on your institutional discussion board in reference to a complaint … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 8 Comments

The Role of the Public Intellectual in a Time of Crisis

In his new book, Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education, Henry Giroux writes that, “as public intellectuals, academics can do more.” We know that, of course, but it never hurts to hear … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 6 Comments

Why This Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action Is as Dubious as the Roberts’ Court’s Previous Rulings on Race-Related Issues

In contemporary America, income inequality is indisputably increasing and indisputably limiting the potential and the upward mobility of the ever-increasing percentage of Americans slipping into the have-not category. In the … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Across the Great Divides? No More (Updated)

No matter the measure you use–education, income, heritage, race, family size, job type, language–Americans are moving to greater segregation than we have ever before experienced. This is a no-brainer; it … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

College Is Making Inequality Worse–Potentially, a Terribly Misleading Headline

On Saturday, Salon ran a terrific article by Suzanne Mettler with this headline: “More Bad News for Millennials: College Is Actually Making Inequality Worse” []. Given the current attention to … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

If Picky Eating Is Now a Disorder, Here’s the Remedy–Eat a Plateful of Sausages and Call Me in the Morning if You Don’t Feel Cured

You wouldn’t know it from looking at me now, but as a child I was a very picky eater. I have an anecdote to illustrate just how picky an eater … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment



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