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The New Black Codes

That’s all I’m talking about here on NPR in a discussion of David Brooks’ idyllic moralizing on pot and the harsh reality of petty crimes derailing the life chances of … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

On White Women’s Anger

I once wrote an article calling Barack Obama a fraud for his treatment of Shirley Sherrod. I may or may not have cussed him out, actually. That post got fewer … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 13 Comments

Did White Feminists Ignore Attacks on Quvenzhan√© Wallis? That’s An Empirical Question

Disclaimer: Dear white feminists, this post is in keeping with my organizational background. I do an analysis of media organizations and not, say, you and your friends, your individual experiences, … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 31 Comments

The Problem With For-Profits? The Education Assembly Line

My latest, co-written with the estimable Sara Goldrick-Rab, is hot off the presses at Contexts! It’s right on time with my Facing Race talk. There was some talk there that … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mo’ Degrees, Mo’ Problems at Facing Race 2012

I am really honored that Julianne Hing invited me to speak about higher education, race, gender, and inequality at the Applied Research Center’s 2012 Facing Race conference. Not only did … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Feminist Wire Forum on Black (Academic) Women’s Health

Black academic women and health can seem like a narrow topic living at the axis of too many intersections to be of interest to many people. And, that may be … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Respectfully Disagreeing: My Latest on HuffPo

William Tierney is president of AERA, an organization that was my first professional academic home. I respect Bill’s work a great deal. However, his article in HuffingtonPost today and for-profits … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment
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