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Why We Want To Be White Women

A first-person account of race and yoga is making the social media rounds. In it a self-described thin white woman notices a black woman in yoga class and has an … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 29 Comments

Dude, Where’s The Race in Your Class Analysis of HigherEd?

A key status marker of any profession is engagement in fights about the state of said profession. For the past few weeks a particularly public fight about adjuncts and academia … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Race and Grad School, Redux

I have had many interesting discussions about my essay on race, reality and “don’t go!” graduate school advice. I thank the Chronicle of Higher Ed for picking it up. I … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Blanket “Don’t Go To Graduate School!” Advice Ignores Race and Reality?

When I decided to return to graduate school I was about as devoid of prestige as one can be. I was old, from a no-name undergraduate university (worse, maybe, an … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 72 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

Race, Bureaucracy, Data, and MOOCs

Two things made this drive-by post happen. First, Eric Cantor is continuing a long tradition among many in the conservative Republican party by calling for the end of federal investment … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 6 Comments

Them’s That Got Shall Have: Criminalizing Parents Who Steal Free Education

Every parent wants what is best for his or her children but only some parents are going to jail for trying to provide their kids with the best education money … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 5 Comments

Reckless Theorizing Without A Net: Women, Blogging, and Power

Two things prompted the rampant display of theorizing you’re about to see unfold in real time. One was a chance conversation with a group of powerful, accomplished women academics. The … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 11 Comments

Different Bodies & Different Lives In Academia: Why The Rules Aren’t The Same For Everyone

Part of professionalization in academia involves learning the unpublished rules of how to act, engage, and be an academic. Almost all of us, at some point of our training, is … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 14 Comments

P.R.E.A.M.: Page Views Rule Everything Around Me; New Media, Old Tricks

My friend and colleague in the struggle, T.F. Charlton, has been hot on the trail of biased media narrative that emerged from mass media’s coverage of the Olympics. At the … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 1 Comment
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