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A diverse group of professors are blogging on issues affecting people of color in the academy. Here are some excerpts; visit to read more.

“There is a dual role for those of us who are Black, male and educated; that is, we are both respected and feared.”

—Dr. James Ewers is the associate dean for student affairs and director of community partnerships at Miami University Middletown in Ohio.

“In July 2003, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor put a 25-year life expectancy on race-conscious admissions. Five years have passed. Time is running out fast, and as unpleasant as the task may be, political leaders, public intellectuals, journalists, social scientists and voters need to start a national debate about affirmative action: whether to keep it, how to fix it, and what it means for the future of the country.”

— V.I. King is president of the Board of Trustees at Glendale Community College and university legal counsel at California State University, Los Angeles.

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