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Category Archives: diversity

Mike Pence Seems to Believe That the Real Intolerance Is Not Being Willing to Tolerate Someone Else’s Righteous Intolerance

All day the talking heads on cable news have been debating whether the new Indiana law protecting “religious freedom” is actually a bill sanctioning biased treatment of LGBT individuals. A … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Justice Department Indicts Ole Miss Student for Civil Rights Crimes Against African-American Students

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice announced the indictment today of Graeme Phillip Harris for hanging a noose and an obsolete Georgia state flag with the confederate stars and bars … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Safety, Secrecy and Security

If college campuses are to be safe spaces, the goal needs to be to make them safe for everyone—even faculty. With tenure reduced and enfeebled and secret investigations commonplace, I … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Posthumous Honor for Ted Kennedy for His Support of Labor

Remarks U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, Induction of Senator Edward M. Kennedy Into the Department of Labor Hall of Honor, Washington, D.C., March 12, 2015 [as prepared for … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Proposed Closure of South Carolina State University

The AAUP today sent a letter to South Carolina legislators urging them to reject a panel’s proposal to close South Carolina State University (SCSU), which was founded in 1896, and … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wright State Was in the News Again, and If It Was an Entirely Good Thing, I Probably Wouldn’t Be Writing about It

Those of you who are regular readers of this blog know that I have hardly been reluctant to address issues that have arisen at my own university. So I was not … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why a White Guy Doesn’t Want to Belong to a “White” Group

This post is an addendum to Aaron Barlow’s post on the attacks on Prof. Bebout’s course on “Whiteness,” a post which you should probably read before reading the rest of … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

John McAdams Criticizes Marquette University Climate Survey: A Critique

Professor John McAdams on his blog this week harshly criticizes the Marquette University Climate Survey on sexual identity at the Jesuit institution in Milwaukee. He has every right to articulate his views on this matter, … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Education As a Political Football: Just One More Example

Here’s a headline from today’s New York Times: “Wisconsin Sees Presidential Ploy in Walker’s Push for University Cuts.” Only to be expected, of course: to his critics, Mr. Walker, in both his … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dr. King and Public Education

Today Diane Ravitch has made several posts to her blog that mark Martin Luther King Day. The first [http://dianeravitch.net/2015/01/19/in-honor-of-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/] provides a link to Dr. King’s speech that was the culmination … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 1 Comment
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