Richard Wright’s Native Son – Discussion

  I'm reading Richard Wright's Native Son for our quarterly book club at Uni. We've had one meeting so far and it was pretty good. We touched on topis such as Bigger's lack of emotion, sense of responsibility, the way he lives in a dream world where everyone has all the stuff whites do. Or … Continue reading Richard Wright’s Native Son – Discussion

Affirmative action ban at CA college is affecting minority numbers…

This is interesting... considering what happened in the field after the MI Law school ruling on quota's and now this news. It makes me wonder what this means for minorities trying to get into college. Will affirmative action bans be rescinded? Does this give proof to the stereotypes about Asian students as well as Black … Continue reading Affirmative action ban at CA college is affecting minority numbers…

Social divide among low, middle and upper class blacks you say? Well no shit…

This is a total no-brainer to me that is once again touted as something new and shiny for people to go, really? I would have never have thought that! Poor black folks don't like middle class black folks usually. The rest of us don't like those uppity negroes who ahve the gall to be upper … Continue reading Social divide among low, middle and upper class blacks you say? Well no shit…

Webchat on Black Greek life… is it still relevant?

For anyone who may be a frat or soror at/alum of an HBCU. Any thoughts on this topic? Diverse Web Chat Please join us for an exciting Web chat discussion about the state of Black Greek Letter Organizations at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Our panel includes: Dr. Ricky L. Jones, associate professor … Continue reading Webchat on Black Greek life… is it still relevant?

NY Times article on Study Abroad

The Foreign Legions By LAURA PAPPANO Published: November 4, 2007 FOR a student at the University of Ghana in Legon, a palm-graced suburb of Accra, a dinner might involve fufu — mashed casava and plantains in a soup of peanut butter and tomatoes — from a local “chop bar.” Electricity is not a given. Nor … Continue reading NY Times article on Study Abroad

I can’t believe this article…

Ok... I get "Diverse News in Higher Education" daily. Most of the articles are good and make sense for academia. But the article below made my brain itch. The gist of it is this: Dealing with and avoiding racism makes black folks crazy (sorry meant to say-creates "mental health issues"). I pulled a whut? O_o!?! … Continue reading I can’t believe this article…

G*D in the University classroom… 2 adjuncts are out of work… what do you think about this?

Adjuncts and God: Why Are 2 Instructors Out of Jobs? The adage says that you’re supposed to avoid talk of religion and politics in polite company, but the topics are hard to avoid if you teach Western civilization. And the topics may be especially dangerous for adjuncts. An instructor at Southwestern Community College is charging … Continue reading G*D in the University classroom… 2 adjuncts are out of work… what do you think about this?