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Did White Feminists Ignore Attacks on Quvenzhané Wallis? That’s An Empirical Question

Disclaimer: Dear white feminists, this post is in keeping with my organizational background. I do an analysis of media organizations and not, say, you and your friends, your individual experiences, … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 31 Comments

More “Post-Racist” Debate with Org Theory

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The original post-racist society discussion, Eric Grollman responds,Tressie McMillan responds, my response to Eric, McMillan part deux, Eric responds again.  A few weeks ago, I…

February 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

“A Letter From Birmingham Jail” Was an Op-Ed: Teaching Voice & Social Justice

That’s how I now start my talk on social justice, voice, and opinion writing: “A young preacher wrote a letter in a Birmingham jail. It was published in the New … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Higher Education Ideology Wars: Who Is The “Slave”?

When Emory University president, James Wagner, made a plea for  restraint in contentious debates about the future of higher education he appealed to history. The history he chose to appeal … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 21 Comments

Who’s Afraid of Post-Racist?

I called your attention to the following post at a few weeks ago. At the time I took issue with the construction of Fabio’s argument and used the opportunity … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

Rationalization of Higher Education: We’re All Bureaucrats Now

I have been working on a project with a good friend and mentor about the rationalization of higher education. It has been a joy. I am less happy with the … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Race, Bureaucracy, Data, and MOOCs

Two things made this drive-by post happen. First, Eric Cantor is continuing a long tradition among many in the conservative Republican party by calling for the end of federal investment … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 6 Comments

Degrees of Gender

I’ve had a project on gender and for-profits for a few months now. This paper is currently under review in a later format. I will also be presenting some of … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 1 Comment