Dangerous Academia

Maybe the title appears a bit strong, because really, how in the world could academia be dangerous? Well, a nola.com story about a Charles Murray lecture at Middlebury College that attracts hate speech protestors can bring this to light. Murray champions intelligence differences as the reason some people are successful. Ok, no problem there. This shouldn’t be a reason to protest […]

America Belongs to Whites Only

America for the Superior White Society A disturbing clip of an October 2016 video, in which Univision‘s Jorge Ramos interviews American Renaissance‘s Jared Taylor, came across my Facebook feed today. The ideas in this clip directly connect to the issues I raised in my previous blog entry. They represent the extremist ideology of people who maintain America […]

The Wrong Public Idea About Difference

It’s amazing how many examples about the wrong public idea about difference surface regularly, pointing to our ongoing inability as a modern, presumably educated and advanced, global society, to overcome the legacy of racialized difference. Say what you will about Brexit, the role racial fears played into the vote cannot be ignored. Brits’ beliefs that […]

The Ugly Legacy of Racialized Difference

It’s interesting how just twelve years ago it was hard to talk about institutional and individual racism, and today there is no shortage of video proof that the ugly legacy of racialized difference exists. Frankly, most of the time I don’t want to watch the videos that show me the problem I know all too well […]

Black, Brown, Yellow, & Red Everywhere Else

Sometimes topics cross the private-public divide so strongly that entries in this blog will be categorized across both sides of the aisle. The truth is, our private and public lives do blend, a lot, and the better we understand this, the better we are able to develop healthy, meaningful, and transformative tools and mechanisms for […]