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Them’s That Got Shall Have: Criminalizing Parents Who Steal Free Education

Every parent wants what is best for his or her children but only some parents are going to jail for trying to provide their kids with the best education money … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 5 Comments

Reckless Theorizing Without A Net: Women, Blogging, and Power

Two things prompted the rampant display of theorizing you’re about to see unfold in real time. One was a chance conversation with a group of powerful, accomplished women academics. The … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 11 Comments

Different Bodies & Different Lives In Academia: Why The Rules Aren’t The Same For Everyone

Part of professionalization in academia involves learning the unpublished rules of how to act, engage, and be an academic. Almost all of us, at some point of our training, is … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 15 Comments

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

The Logic of ‘Dumb’ Investments in Curly Hair

My friends over at Racialicious tweeted a link to an interesting story from New York Magazine: In the article author Kevin Roose takes aim at the unrestrained enthusiasm among venture … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting In For-Profits? Now With Pictures!

Like most people I tend to privilege my own learning style in my communication of ideas. As a result, I rarely have cool pictures or video for my ideas. I … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

All Your Skinfolk Ain’t Kin Folk?

That’s what my spirit animal, Zora Neale Hurston, is quoted as saying: “All my skinfolk ain’t my kinfolk.” My experiences in academe have been…a textbook case of everything that could … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment