Failing White Kids

There’s long been a prevailing sentiment among white people of my generation, expressed in some version of the following: “Our race problem is mostly a matter of time. Racism will whither as the older white U.S.-Americans die off.” Other versions of a similar sentiment show up when folks tout the demographic changes poised to dramatically … Continue reading

12 rules (oops, 13) for maintaining a racially hostile environment at your institution*:  

Use phrases like “we’re working on diversity.” Use them often and in as many public venues as you can. (Shake your head sadly, for emphasis, when you do.) Never count out loud, in public space, the actual number of people of color who are part of your administration or faculty. (Doing so is risky. The … Continue reading

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