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A Nasty Piece of Cornbread: Chait, Coates, and White Progressivism

I once set out to write a book of southern aphorisms. It was going to be a serious treatment of (mostly) black (uniquely) southern “mother wit” as philosophy. Then, grad … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 30 Comments

How To Make A Pundit

Why would anyone want to make a pundit? *rim shot* With that out of the way, I have thought about this a great deal. So, apparently, have others. Today Jamelle … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Trigger Warned Syllabus

Apparently universities are issuing guidelines to help professors consider adding “trigger warnings” to syllabi for “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression,” and to … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 19 Comments

The Article That Shut Me Up: Making Strange the Familiarity of White Violence

That’s harder than it sounds. I’d tell you not to comment but I’ll be so busy having a conversation in my mind that it won’t matter if you do. This … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

I Was Born For This: Breaking My Silence on Black Colleges

I have a few writing rules. I do not write when I am angry and I do not write about HBCUs. The former may go without saying the but the … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 7 Comments

Rationalization of Higher Education: Working Draft

I have talked a hole in the ozone about the theoretical approaches to privatization, higher education, and inequality. Gaye Tuchman and I took up some preliminary work on a synthesized … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Faulty Analogies or Faulty White Logics?

In “White Logic, White Methods” several essays address the false rationality of social science that is a thin veneer for whiteness. You can rationalize away all disparate impacts of institutional … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 10 Comments

At UW-Madison: Race/Class/Gender and the Credentialing Organization

First, I’d like to accept responsibility for climate change. It seems everywhere I travel this week, snow follows. At least this week I am at UW-Madison where snow is evidence … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Put A Ring or a Diploma on It? Bless Princeton Mom’s Heart

I actually get where Princeton Mom is coming from. I mean, I do teach a class called, “class, status and power” and Princeton Mom may think she’s talking about marriage … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

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