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Reverse racism: Is there such a thing?  


The first time I heard the term “reverse racism” was back in college in the late 1970s, created and falsely promoted by some White students, and shared by some White professors who thought that Black students were taking spots away from them. They treat racism like a transmission shift gear, as if Blacks have the power to flip the racial switch. Continue Reading →

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New education act will require more parental vigilance

This has been a hard year for poor children and children of color in a gridlocked and cantankerous Congress. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replacing the No Child Left Behind Act was enacted after gutting a strong federal role in education policy designed to protect these children and jeopardizing their opportunity for a fair and adequate education to prepare them for work in our globalizing economy. Continue Reading →

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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

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The war on Christmas is not going away any time soon. With Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and Christmas all celebrated this time of year, one would think that we would embrace an all-inclusive seasonal greeting emblematic of our nation’s religious landscape with two simple words — Happy Holidays! Continue Reading →

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