Poor kids, rich schools – Where are you from? What do your parents do?

In his first few weeks as a freshman at the University of Chicago, Calvin Cottrell was constantly being asked the same questions: Where are you from? What do your parents do?

“I found those conversations kind of hostile, as the first person in my family to go to college. If you’re living with a roommate whose parents are heart surgeons from Connecticut, that feels very different,” he said.

Source: money.cnn.com

After college the questions become, “Where do you live?” and “What do you do?”

#identity

Critical Ethnic Studies MA Degree – DePaul University

DePaul University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to offer the first graduate program in a new and exciting field that utilizes Chicago as a living classroom. 

The Master of Arts in Critical Ethnic Studies prepares students for advanced analysis of race and ethnicity in an urban and global context. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to the studies of systematic marginalization of racialized minorities. It also looks at how racialized groups respond to and counter these forces through art, culture, political organization and other forms of social citizenship. 
We emphasize social justice and transformation while focusing on U.S. ethno-racial populations through an intersectional, transnational, and urban framework. Students apply critical theories to complex social and cultural issues. The program consists of a combination of core courses and electives and a final project or internship.

Source: las.depaul.edu

“Global Mixed Race” 3rd biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

 

A big THANK YOU to the over 600 people who attended Global Mixed Race.

 

The 2016 conference will be held Nov 10-12, 2016 at University of Southern California and will be hosted by Associate Professor Duncan Ryuken Williams

 

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Paul Spickard Graduate Student Paper Award for Critical Mixed Race Studies.

Pursue graduate work in Critical Mixed Race Studies under DePaul University’s new MA in Critical Ethnic Studies. DePaul is currently accepting applications for the first cohort of graduate students to begin in Fall of 2015.

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University Officials Step Down After Anti-Latina Comments

A San Jose State University philanthropy board member and a vice president have resigned after an investigation into anti-Latina remarks attributed to the board member that went unchallenged by the vice president.

Wanda Ginner, a board member on the university’s philanthropic Towers Foundation, and Rebecca Dukes, vice president for university advancement, stepped down on Friday, according to letters university president Mo Qayoumi addressed to the campus community and released to The Huffington Post. Ginner had been accused of saying that Latina students “do not have the DNA to be successful” during a February meeting of the foundation board. Dukes was present at that meeting and allegedly did not condemn Ginner’s comment.

 

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

 

Good riddance!
I wonder who these two racists will work for next though?

One Drop Vlog Episode 4 part 1: Georgia State University & Greatest Minds Society – YouTube

Clips from One Drop of Love visit to Georgia State University for the Greatest Minds Society panel and discussion on racial identity. September 18, 2014. LIN…

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One Drop of Love

One Drop of Love
Today at Stanford! 7:30 PM
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA
WHEN: Friday, September 5 – classroom visit at 11AM; performance at 7:30PM
WHERE: Campbell Recital Hall, 471 Lagunita (this address is to the Dinkelspiel Auditorium, which Campbell Recital Hall is attached to)
TICKETS: General admission; Stanford students and faculty will receive priority seating

Source: www.onedropoflove.org

Diaspora Dialogues: We Are Familia

Last month, I had the chance to connect with writer/creator James Jones about his amazing project “We Are Familia”.   As a writer myself, I was really excited to connect with the creator of the sho…

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