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Discrimination Causes Disproportionate Harm on LGBTQ People of Color, Research Finds
Discrimination causes disproportionate harm on LGBTQ people of color, according to a research brief by the What We Know Project at Cornell University. “This research brief makes clear the tangible harms that discrimination inflicts on LGBTQ people of color, and the urgent need for public policy that reflects what the research tells us about how […]
June 17, 2021
Racelighting: A Prevalent Version of Gaslighting Facing People of Color
Although gaslighting is devoid of a racial context, similar manipulative tactics (whether intentional or unintentional) impact the daily lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of color (BIPOC).
February 12, 2021
Why Do I Have to Call You Doctor?
On the first day of class I introduce myself using my formal title and ask all student to respect that request. You often see some students have a sense of confusion and bewilderment as the general culture in the Pacific Northwest is laid back and less formal. Based on informal conversations with colleagues and friends, some of them have suggested that some people may think that I may be arrogant, on some ego trip, or maybe masking some deep sense of insecurity. But it is interesting that many White peers, colleagues, and students don’t take the time to think about it from my perspective. It never occurs to them that I may approach my interactions with them as a professor differently because I am a Black man.
August 25, 2020
Meharry Proposes Consortium of HBCU Med Schools to Tackle COVID-19’s Uneven Toll
The president of the historically Black Meharry Medical College said on Wednesday that a consortium of the nation’s four Black medical schools would be the group best prepared to tackle the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black people and communities of color.
May 27, 2020
Penn State U Student Says He Was Racially Abused While Driving to Ohio
Aeneas Hawkins, an African American student from Penn State University, said on Twitter he was the target of racial abuse while on a road trip back home to Ohio on Saturday. “I’m on a road trip back home, and stopped for gas about 3 hours away. As I’m coming out of the store after paying […]
May 26, 2020
Medical Colleges Association Calls For Race, Ethnicity Data on COVID-19 Infections
The Association of American Medical Colleges is calling for more granular data that reflects the race and ethnicity of people sickened by COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. The association said the pandemic is illuminating longstanding social, economic and health inequities in the U.S. And it is visible in that people of color, […]
April 14, 2020
Aspen Institute Names 40 Emerging Community College Leaders to 2019-20 Aspen Presidential Fellowship
The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program has named 40 emerging community college leaders to the 2019-20 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. The fellowship is a leadership program focused on preparing the next generation of community college presidents to advance institutions to accomplish higher and more equitable levels of student success. […]
April 12, 2019
Dr. Michael T. Nettles: A Researcher With an Agenda
Though dreams of becoming a professional baseball player never became a reality and career interests in sports journalism and political science didn’t pan out, a longtime love of data and information put Dr. Michael T. Nettles on the path to becoming an educational policy researcher of national repute.
March 12, 2019
Moving from Ally to Accomplice: How Far Are You Willing to Go to Disrupt Racism in the Workplace?
Regardless of your profession, we have all been there – having a conversation with a White colleague about the daily microagressions or blatant racism that we endure as people of color in the workplace. From having our credentials constantly questioned and diminished, being overlooked for promotion, and ignored in meetings; to enduring comments such as “You’re a credit to your race,” “You speak English really well,” and “You’re so articulate” – people of color receive more than their fair share of daily microaggressive comments and blatant insults when on the job.
March 4, 2019
IIE Summit Highlights the Importance of Study Abroad
Against a backdrop of young people who communicate in fewer words and more pictures, and with young people of color continuing to avoid study abroad more than their counterparts, about 600 educators, students and administrators came together Sunday through Tuesday to share ways to promote and boost global education.
February 20, 2019
Open Letter to Faculty of Color Parenting While On The Tenure-Track
We are compelled to write this open letter to our fellow faculty of color colleagues who are navigating tenure-track while raising little humans. As graduate students, we were warned that pursuing a tenure-track position would be both challenging and draining. The mental exhaustion and physiological impact of being on the tenure-track for people of color has been largely researched; much of it centers around social identities and how we navigate systems of privilege and oppression as minoritized individuals.
February 15, 2019
‘But You’re Not a Real Doctor!’
Once while traveling to a conference, I used my credit card to check-in to use my frequent flyer benefits. My salutation, Dr. Nichole M. Garcia, prompted the sales associate to ask me if I could provide medical advice for something they were experiencing. As I began to explain that I was not a medical doctor, I was met with, “But you’re not a real doctor, you’re a teacher.”
January 17, 2019
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