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Why We Want To Be White Women

A first-person account of race and yoga is making the social media rounds. In it a self-described thin white woman notices a black woman in yoga class and has an … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 30 Comments

Academic Cowards and Why I Don’t Write Anonymously

The short answer is that when I started writing publicly I was too stupid to choose to do so anonymously. The longer answer takes a little back fill. There is … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 20 Comments

The New Black Codes

That’s all I’m talking about here on NPR in a discussion of David Brooks’ idyllic moralizing on pot and the harsh reality of petty crimes derailing the life chances of … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Eating in School Cafeterias Isn’t Apartheid and Other Things I Shouldn’t Have to Tell Grown People

There is a troubling pattern of racialized rhetoric to education activism. The latest to come to my attention is from Grant Wiggins, president of Authentic Education. He begins the short … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

Wacky Weed, Tacky Racism: The HigherEd Dead End

I will live a long time and not forgive the Internet for making me read David Brooks’ New York Times weed opus. If you missed it, I apologize in advance. … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · 12 Comments

Dude, Where’s The Race in Your Class Analysis of HigherEd?

A key status marker of any profession is engagement in fights about the state of said profession. For the past few weeks a particularly public fight about adjuncts and academia … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 5 Comments