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Charlottesville City Council Votes Again to Remove Confederate Statues
The Charlottesville city council voted to remove Confederate statues from public parks nearly four years after the Unite the Right white supremacist rally divided the Virginia city, The Daily Beast reported. The two statues – one of Robert E. Lee and one of Stonewall Jackson – were originally voted to be removed 2017, but the […]
June 8, 2021
Why College-Educated Black Women Are Threats in 2021
College-educated Black women are a threat ─ to the white American supremacy and higher education as we know it. Threats are meant to intimidate ─ to threaten is to give signs or warnings, to announce with intent or possibility, to cause to feel insecure or anxious. Threats hang and hover over, invoking fear with purpose. Threats are an indication of something impending. The threat of powerful, college-educated Black women in 2021 is looming. Warning signs ahead!
April 27, 2021
Northern Kentucky University to Investigate White Supremacy Graffiti
Northern Kentucky University will investigate – and increase nightly police patrols – after white supremacy graffiti was found on campus, the second vandalization since the year’s start, CNN reported. The graffiti, found on public space “Housing Rock” included spray-painted stencils of the words, “Patriot Front,” in reference to white nationalist hate group Patriot Front. According […]
April 5, 2021
Time for Anti-Racism: A Way Forward for America and Higher Education
Anti-racism seems to have found its moment, although Classical Studies in specific has some heavy lifting to undo the role of its legacy as a bastion of white supremacy. Vassar College classics professor Curtis Dozier acknowledges this and has an online platform, Pharos, whose “first purpose is to document appropriations of Greco-Roman culture by hate groups online.”
January 21, 2021
Why I Won’t Give Up on My Fraternity
When I joined my fraternity, I knew I made a commitment for a lifetime and not only during the years that I was in college. I was invested in joining the organization for the connections and opportunities it gave me as an undergraduate along with the opportunity to give back to my chapter through mentorship and to give back to the broader Latinx community through the work the fraternity does regionally and nationally. However, during the August-October months, when the fraternity leadership is encouraging undergraduates and alumni to remain active and pay membership dues, I am surprised with how many social media posts I see in brotherhood forums of members questioning the leadership, critiquing the fraternity at large, and resisting becoming part of the solution.
September 25, 2020
Black Students Must Experience Black Life Outside of the U.S.
When I reflect on the Black Lives Matter movement and the many viral images that have galvanized protesters into action, my mind keeps going back to a disquieting video that did not result in belligerent shouting or bloodshed.
September 23, 2020
Pledging to Disrupt Systemic Racism in Higher Education Advocacy
I have sat uncomfortably on raised chairs during enough panels with only other White speakers. I have rolled my eyes at enough invitations to events on education issues for which only White people would share their views. I have witnessed enough higher education researchers and advocates who make their living on equity work perpetuate cycles of mistreatment of graduate students and early-career colleagues.
June 12, 2020
A Battle for the Soul of Our Nation
Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a long way from Brunswick, Georgia and Louisville, Kentucky. Yet the three areas are now inextricably linked by the recent tragedies that befell African- American citizens – murdered in those locations by citizen vigilantes or police officers. Each illuminates a teachable moment that we would do well to learn from, and demonstrates that even during a historic pandemic, when we are all supposedly “in this together,” that we still have a long way to go as a society before we truly reach “togetherness.”
June 4, 2020
Campus Climate Issues Don’t Disappear When Campuses Close, Scholars Say
Diverse hosted an online discussion titled “Calling Out Xenophobia, Racism and Intolerance During the COVID-19 Crisis,” moderated by Editor-at-Large Dr. Jamal Watson. As campus resources and classes moved online, so did harmful biases, panelists noted, calling for fresh approaches from colleges and universities.
April 21, 2020
Medieval Studies Struggles Against White Supremacist Elements in the Field
As the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) planned its 2019 convention in Kalamazoo, Michigan, scholars noticed a common theme among the rejected presentations: “Race and the Medieval,” “Decentering Privilege,” “How to be a White Ally in Medieval Studies 101,” “Globalizing Medieval Pedagogy,” “Translations of Power: Race, Class, and Gender Intersectionality in the Middle Ages” […]
March 18, 2020
Maryland Expands Definition of Hate Crime In Honor of Slain Black Student
The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill Monday that would expand the definition of what a hate crime is, ultimately making it easier to convict someone accused of one, reports The Diamondback. Currently, the law reads that a person cannot commit a crime “because of another person’s or group’s race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, […]
March 18, 2020
UNC Agrees to Fund a $2.5M Trust for Care and Preservation of Confederate Statue Silent Sam
Last year, the Confederate statue Silent Sam fell after protests occurred on the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill’s campus. The statue was placed in storage and the location wasn’t revealed until recently. UNC announced last week that the statue would be given to the North Carolina division of the Sons of Confederate […]
December 2, 2019
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