"To put a fine point on it, people of color are using social media to ease larger economic, social and emotional challenges of their lives in America. Ironically, their attempt to do so puts them at unique risk for greater government intrusiveness and scrutiny."
The Congressional Budget Office released a long-awaited report on immigration reform this week and found that in the near and long terms, the legislation will contribute hundreds of billions of dollars to reducing the federal deficit.
"Indeed, after The Associated Press made public that the NYPD set up spies at area schools, [Dr. Alex Vitale, sociology professor at CUNY Brooklyn College] says many Muslim students became reticent to participate in events and join organizations for fear of being the subject of surveillance"
Does Burlington diversity plan do enough to fight racism? WCAX Superintendent Jeanne Collins promised to take action, launching a plan to fight racism and promote diversity across the district. Making all students feel welcome was at its core.
"Such a classroom environment does not come naturally after a long period of political correctness made "feeling comfortable" on campus a more crucial value than being challenged. A 2010 study by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that only 30.3 percent of college seniors agreed with the statement, "It is safe to have unpopular views on campus." For faculty, the sad number was 16.7 percent, the lowest of any group."
"In the 2009-2010 school year, 74 percent of African-American students and 80 percent of Latino students attended majority minority schools, where most of their classmates are nonwhite. An outcome of the deeply segregated and racially and economically isolated American education system is severe achievement gaps between students of color and white students."
University of Colorado to survey on respect for political diversity Denver Post BOULDER — After a vigorous three-hour discussion on intellectual diversity, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted unanimously on Thursday to conduct a...
Via hab.hrsa.gov. Growing up as a black gay boy in Youngstown, Ohio, my mother always said “Son, you must operate in this world intentionally, you must treat others with respect, and you must keep your hands to yourself.” My fellow gay men, I want...
The battle at Seattle’s Center School raises the question—how should schools teach students about tolerance and discrimination?
Becky Evans's insight:
If a student felt like an environment is "intimidating," that's worth looking into, but it doesn't mean that we need to throw out both instructor and curriculum! Use it as a learning moment to provide additional support during the challenging conversations; don't just stop having them.
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