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I Was Born For This: Breaking My Silence on Black Colleges

I have a few writing rules. I do not write when I am angry and I do not write about HBCUs. The former may go without saying the but the … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 9 Comments

Rationalization of Higher Education: Working Draft

I have talked a hole in the ozone about the theoretical approaches to privatization, higher education, and inequality. Gaye Tuchman and I took up some preliminary work on a synthesized … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Faulty Analogies or Faulty White Logics?

In “White Logic, White Methods” several essays address the false rationality of social science that is a thin veneer for whiteness. You can rationalize away all disparate impacts of institutional … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 10 Comments

At UW-Madison: Race/Class/Gender and the Credentialing Organization

First, I’d like to accept responsibility for climate change. It seems everywhere I travel this week, snow follows. At least this week I am at UW-Madison where snow is evidence … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Put A Ring or a Diploma on It? Bless Princeton Mom’s Heart

I actually get where Princeton Mom is coming from. I mean, I do teach a class called, “class, status and power” and Princeton Mom may think she’s talking about marriage … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Inequality, NOT Ignorance: Race/Class/Gender and For-Profit Colleges

The Race Workshop at Duke’s Sociology department invited me to speak about my research with for-profit students. I’d like to thank everyone who attended. The talk was well-attended and my … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Pell Grant Poll Tax

When I first saw the online poll at Education Next, I said a lot of dirty words. A lot. See, I’ve been here before. Rather, people like me have been … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 25 Comments

For-Profit Colleges: What’s Race Got To Do With It?

This week I will presenting findings from my study on race, class, gender and for-profit colleges. There is a sense that race has something to do with for-profit college enrollment. … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · 12 Comments

Sweeping HigherEd’s Crystal Stairs**

*A Drive-by Post* Inside Higher Ed’s Matt Reed wrote a stellar post on higher education enclosure today. Matt generally goes stellar but he was really speaking to me today. I … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 1 Comment