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Just How Krazy is Kanye? Ethnographic Lessons. No, Really.

Kanye West has been called many things. Most of them are euphemisms for the very prejudicial and problematic “crazy” designation. I’m on a self-imposed vacation. I am only doing things … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 20 Comments

The ‘H’ Is Silent: Historically Black Colleges and Mission Conflict #ecsucuts #highered

Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is a small, public college in North Carolina. It is also a historically black college. Recently, the mission of the state’s University of NC system, … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Audacity: Thrun Learns A Lesson and Students Pay

Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity, one of the most high-profile private sector attempts to “disrupt” higher education discovered inequality this week. Thrun has spent the last three years dangling the … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 24 Comments

SJSU Talk on The MOOC Moment: Ethics, Discourse, and Promises

I had the privilege of speaking to the San Jose State University community at two talks hosted by the California Faculty Association, Department of Philosophy and Center for Ethics yesterday. … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Loving Black Women and Richard Cohen’s Gag Reflex

Richard Cohen’s gag reflex was triggered by the visual of white Bill DeBlasio being married to his black wife Chirlane. Cohen couched his disgust in the everyman approach, attributing it … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 7 Comments

On Writing and Teaching and Going Viral

It has been a big week. Thank you to everyone who read and shared my thoughts on status, poverty, and culture. As with my thoughts on gender, race, and Miley … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment