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Discrimination and National Autism Awareness Month

In a little over a week, we will begin “celebrating” National Autism Awareness Month.  We will highlight children who have made unbelievable progress in spite of their “limitations,” inclusion at schools and in the workplace, awareness and acceptance, and parents … Continue reading

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Autism, Bias, and the Media

The media has been taking a lot of criticism these days.  While some see the media as an ally of the American people, many others are more prone to see it as the enemy.  According to surveys, trust in the … Continue reading

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ANSWERS Who’s Racist: Trump and/or Duke

Note:  Trump officially secured the Republican nomination for President last night, and David Duke, a Trump supporter, recently announced plans to run for Congress in the state of Louisiana. In my last blog, I posed the question:  Which of these … Continue reading

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Five Myths About Straight White Males

Straight while males are a monolithic group defined by a variety of economic, social, and political privileges. This myth ignores the tremendous diversity that exists among straight white males.  They are rich and poor, young and old, highly educated and … Continue reading

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Sterling and Racism: Five Myths

We should be shocked.  The number of people who said they were shocked by Sterling’s comments speaks volumes about our cultural and racial encapsulation.  Sterling comments are not out of the ordinary nor is it particularly shocking that someone in … Continue reading

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Fraternities, Sororities, and Diversity Unconsciousness

Earlier this year, I read that a fraternity at the University of Mississippi had been suspended by its national body because of the actions of three of its members.  Evidence shows that three freshmen affiliated with Sigma Phi Epsilon likely … Continue reading

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Obama Will Address Race and Racism Tonight

As the nation’s first Black President, Obama has ignored the importance of race and forgotten that racism even exists.  His silence on race has lent credence to the idea that we live in a post-racial society.  He has ignored his … Continue reading

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Newt’s Comments: Simplifying a Complex Issue: Part Two

In his book, Race Matters, Dr. Cornel West criticizes those such as Newt Gingrich who put the blame for poverty squarely on the shoulders of the individual.  But West, an African-American scholar who teaches at Princeton University, also takes liberals … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Tolerance

Think back to those teachers and lifelong lessons that have stayed with you over the years.  Forty-three years ago, a teacher walked into her elementary school classroom with an unconventional lesson plan, to say the least.  She was teaching a … Continue reading

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Defining Racism

Recently, on a local talk radio show, a guest mentioned that she was walking down a street in Washington, DC, and heard footsteps behind her. Before she could even think about how to react, the following raced through her mind; … Continue reading

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