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Teaching Evaluations

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On February 13, 2018
Get in a conversation with any group of professors and the topic of teaching evaluations will come up. Specifically, what will come up is that teaching evaluations serve as an excuse for students to say sexist and racist things anonymously to their professors. It is well known that even outside of written comments, students rate […]
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Today in Old-Timey Racism

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On January 9, 2018
Kansas, always bringing the class. A Kansas state lawmaker made racist comments about blacks and marijuana, saying that African-Americans had the worst response to the drug because of their “character makeup, their genetics.” The lawmaker, Republican Rep. Steve Alford of Ulysses, apologized Monday amid mounting criticism. Alford made the statements over the weekend at a […]
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Few issues in recent history are more misunderstood than the anti-busing protests. Framed almost entirely as northern whites protesting to protect their communities and their local schools and widely seen as a complete failure today, Matthew Delmont demonstrates in his 2016 book Why Busing Failed a much more nuanced history. Delmont does not claim to […]

Veterans Day

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On November 11, 2017

Veterans Day: A perfect time to remember one of our national legacies, white people lynching black soldiers and recently returned veterans. Returning African American veterans were met with a familiar

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This is a guest post by Simon Balto, Assistant Professor of History and Director of African-American Studies at Ball State University. His book, Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power, will come out next year from the University of North Carolina Press. He previously wrote this post for us. Expect to […]
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