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The Institute for Liberal Values (ILV) advances liberalism, equality of opportunity and justice in America and around the world.
A comprehensive list of @fairforall_org's position statements. https://www.fairforall.org/understanding-the-issues/
As for @uarizona's faculty blacklist, @TheFIREorg sees a violation of academic freedom. "Such a rigged process raises serious questions about U of A’s commitment to truly shared governance and academic freedom." Do we have a statement from @UArizonaPres?
"A closer look at the economics of Black pop culture reveals that most Black creators (outside music) come from middle-to-upper middle class backgrounds, while the Black poor are written about but rarely get the chance to speak for themselves."
Who Actually Gets to Create Black Pop Culture? ❧ Current Affairs
A closer look at the economics of Black pop culture reveals that most Black creators (outside music) come from m...
This article's underlying questions: Does "multicultural" mean all cultures or just people of color? What counts as harassment and what does location have to do with it?
The Safe Space That Became a Viral Nightmare
An argument at Arizona State’s multicultural center spiraled into a disaster for everyone involved. Who was to blame?
Can you find someone, or something, to give you a good, invigorating laugh this weekend?
Note: This can be true even if you're having an awful time. Kahlo followed this quote up with, "Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing."
[W]hatever moral leverage blacks currently hold on American society will not last forever. Black people must accept that this day is coming, so they need to wean themselves off the special dispensation given to them by others.
Why Blacks Must Be Responsible for Closing the Racial Achievement Gap — The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
It’s no secret that black students fare poorly on the academic achievement scale. Their scores on standardized ...
Roland Fryer and Rafael Mangual "take a close look at what is and is not working in policing and law enforcement, in some cases citing statistics and research they have personally conducted," and "explain why the defund movement is not popular among them."
"Far from unique to this contemporary moment, the notion of a racially authentic interpretation of blackness has been a mainstay of American understandings of the role of black intellectuals for more than a century."
Black Intellectuals and White Audiences
For more than a century, black intellectuals have been asked to play the role of indigenous interpreters who can explain blackness to white America.
In this week’s podcast, our hosts Elizabeth Spievak and Mike Burke discuss shame and its impact on social life. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/mEbApsWb2dw
Oldie but Goodie: "“Apparently, only white people are allowed to be individuals: black people have to abide by certain criteria that determine authenticity."
Virtue Racism - Areo
The tendency for white people to police black people's behavior in the name of social justice is a phenomenon we need to discuss.
We're thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of TF contributor & voice coach Laura Stavinoha's book!
Join us October 9 for conversation with the author. You'll have a chance to share your experiences and get Laura's expert guidance on harnessing the power of your voice.
"There will always be those who prefer the warm embrace of feeling as if they are part of a heroic mass movement, united in a communal grievance and spared the challenge of individuality, which entails facing the possibility of being wrong."
Opinion | The Herd Mentality Is All Around Us. I Still See Hope for Diversity of Thought.
Moral courage (and the word “like”) can help us grapple with uncertainty.
Prof. Matthew Abraham (a collaborator with @Rhetors_of_York on 2 books) and others are allegedly "blacklisted" for being "deemed too troublesome" and having "a hidden agenda when it comes to grievance committees." Translation: they're insufficiently woke.
U of Arizona professors say they're blackballed from service
Faculty members at the University of Arizona say they’ve been blocked from service on a key committee because ...
"Anyone can stand up for what they believe in and stand up for what's right. . . You don't need to be the most articulate, you don't need to be president of the debate team or the most confident. . . it's important to push through."--Sahar Tartak, student. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiGCfrxlo1o
"From my perspective on a typical American street, however, a quick and negative summary of the effects of BLM comes immediately to mind: Black Lives Matter got a lot of black people killed." From the incomparable @wil_da_beast630
A requiem for Black Lives Matter
BLM was meant to help black people — it’s done the opposite.
"Communication is imperative to such goals, and acknowledging shared values can help put us on the right track. This will not be easy, but it doesn’t really have to be; it only has to be productive." @Rhetors_of_York
A Rhetoric of Common Values
What we consider normal, good, or right depends on the "Discourse" in which we are raised. Discourses are “ways of being in the world..."
Consider attending the Annual ATHENA Roundtable & Philip Merrill Award Gala in Washington D.C. in 3 weeks!
Annual ATHENA Roundtable & Philip Merrill Award Gala - American Council of Trustees and Alumni
DIVERSITY DONE RIGHT: How can colleges become places where diversity of thought, politics, religious heritage, and lif...
19th Century blacks confronted many obstacles. "That’s what makes their entrepreneurial accomplishments all the more remarkable and historically important—an early example of success for African Americans migrating West after the Civil War."
The Trailblazing Black Entrepreneurs Who Shaped a 19th-Century California Boomtown
Though founded by Confederates, Julian became a place of opportunity for people of colorâand a model for what ...
Regarding the use of anger as a defense mechanism....
@nickiclyne @JohnRWoodJr Reminds me of this quote, which may be one of the truest things ever spoken.
Identity is something undefinable, something we must carve out and discover as individuals. The binary of black and white should not divide us, it only will if we let it.
Watch this clip of @SheenaMasonPhD and @Laytonicles to here their thoughts.
"Everybody has asked the question, and they learned to ask it early of the abolitionists, “What shall we do with the Negro?” I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us."
(1865) Frederick Douglass, "What the Black Man Wants" •
In the 1950s and 1960s during the height of the civil rights movement when African American activists articulated ...
Knowledge, good will, and fearless speech: these are the three things Socrates said were necessary for pursuit of truth.
We're inviting those who have some claim to the first two to figure out what might be holding them back - and what to do about it.
Wondering how and why the left has lost its core relationship with free speech? Follow this 3 part series on postmodernism, queer theory and Critical Race Theory -by @DaphnaRedliner
Part I: Postmodernism – the joke is on society
Postmodernism – the joke is on society. - Plebity
Redline article Under postmodernism many ideas that were seen as objectively true came to be seen as mere construc...
More faculty, students, & staff "are working everywhere to change campus culture for the better and to renew higher education’s commitment to the rigorous pursuit of knowledge and truth. This Guide is a compilation of their best strategies and approaches."
Reclaiming the Culture of Higher Ed
A Best Practices Guide for Advancing Open Inquiry, Viewpoint Diversity, and Constructive Disagreement on Campus.