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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

On White Women’s Anger

I once wrote an article calling Barack Obama a fraud for his treatment of Shirley Sherrod. I may or may not have cussed him out, actually. That post got fewer … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 13 Comments

Did White Feminists Ignore Attacks on Quvenzhan√© 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

The Problem With For-Profits? The Education Assembly Line

My latest, co-written with the estimable Sara Goldrick-Rab, is hot off the presses at Contexts! It’s right on time with my Facing Race talk. There was some talk there that … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mo’ Degrees, Mo’ Problems at Facing Race 2012

I am really honored that Julianne Hing invited me to speak about higher education, race, gender, and inequality at the Applied Research Center’s 2012 Facing Race conference. Not only did … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Feminist Wire Forum on Black (Academic) Women’s Health

Black academic women and health can seem like a narrow topic living at the axis of too many intersections to be of interest to many people. And, that may be … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Respectfully Disagreeing: My Latest on HuffPo

William Tierney is president of AERA, an organization that was my first professional academic home. I respect Bill’s work a great deal. However, his article in HuffingtonPost today and for-profits … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

P.R.E.A.M.: Page Views Rule Everything Around Me; New Media, Old Tricks

My friend and colleague in the struggle, T.F. Charlton, has been hot on the trail of biased media narrative that emerged from mass media’s coverage of the Olympics. At the … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Audio From My Feminist Magazine Interview

I had a great time (sweaty palms and all!) on Feminist Magazine yesterday. The hosts and producers did a great job providing a narrative arc with the guests various positions … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trickle Down Feminism: An Update Ahead of the Radio Show

I had no intention of responding to Anne Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic. However, as my first post says, I felt compelled by the reaction I received on Twitter … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 1 Comment