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The Logic of ‘Dumb’ Investments in Curly Hair

My friends over at Racialicious tweeted a link to an interesting story from New York Magazine: In the article author Kevin Roose takes aim at the unrestrained enthusiasm among venture … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Apocryphal Janitors with College Degree Narrative Persists in Daily Beast

For as long as I have been aware of the college narrative there has existed this boogeyman: some people go to college and end up as JANITORS! The horror! Janitors … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

MOOCs, Coursera, Online Education and Performing Innovation

You have been warned about my unicorn killing habit, right? Good. Let’s dive in. By the nature of the work I do on for-profit colleges, I also closely follow online education. … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

New Comment Policy: No Country For Ignoratio Elenchi

I have been engaged on the internet for a long time. I’m no erudite n00b who is shocked by how wonderfully, brilliantly, disgustingly horrible this space can be. Despite that … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Very Inspiring Blogger Award: I Taketh & I Giveth

Social media has been good to me. During a difficult stretch in life, graduate school, and life social media has connected me with friends, peers, colleagues and mentors. One of … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trickle Down Feminism Redux: The Nation Knows I’m Alive!

Look, I sit through pictures of people’s children, cats, dogs, and ferrets in little berets. If I want to take a moment to share the ultra cool moment I had … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Alt-Ac? How are post grads living and working in a new world? Take the Survey

I have explored this idea of what it means to be “Alt-Ac” (alternative to academic track, for the uninitiated)  on this space and others before. Today a tweep reached out … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reviews of ‘Beasts of Southern Wild’ Prove Blackfolks Aren’t A Monolith!

Originally posted on The Crunk Feminist Collective:
By Andreana Clay Originally Posted on Queer Black Feminsist  “I’m the man!” the little girl screamed at her father in a climatic scene…

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting In For-Profits? Now With Pictures!

Like most people I tend to privilege my own learning style in my communication of ideas. As a result, I rarely have cool pictures or video for my ideas. I … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader thinks that Naomi Klein should revisit the Louisiana story and see how the “shock doctrine” has progressed: Diane, I too have…

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment
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