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When White Men Love Black Women on TV

With Olivia and Fitz and Annalise and Sam it has been noted that there’s a┬ámainstream pop culture revolution happening in the representation of white men in relationships with black women. … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 33 Comments

Presenting Selves: Race, Social Class, Gender and Intersectionality in Ethnography

This should have been, if not easy, then certainly not a disaster. When I was in admissions I killed my peers in productivity because I spoke the same language as … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 10 Comments

How “Admissions” Works Differently At For-Profit Colleges: Sorting and Signaling

In the dominant discourse you hear two lines about for-profit colleges. They are either the solution to expansion and access problems in the traditional college sector, which has ignored non-traditional … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 23 Comments

Do School Vouchers Impact Outcomes for African American Students? Not So Fast.

I had the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time when Sara Goldrick-Rab, Sociologist and UW-Madison professor, took her first look at a provocative Brookings … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Not Our Kind of People: Why No One Talks To For-Profit Students

Just as I was reading the latest newsflash from NCES on today’s data release on higher ed employees and student aid, my e-mentor Sara Goldrick-Rab of UW-Madison was already tweeting … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Public Intellectual Goodness from Friends

Today my twitter-league, Rhonda Ragsdale, launched the public interface of her research agenda on historic black towns. It’s a wonderful project that may be of particular interest to my many … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mitt Romney and For-profits

Today the Huffington Post features a story on Mitt Romney’s praising for-profit colleges for their affordability (Mitt Romney’s Rationale On For-Profit Colleges At Odds With Reality). Politics aside for a … Continue reading

January 15, 2012 · Leave a comment