Suggested Readings

  • Blacks, Latinos Projected to Lead Growth in U.S. Higher Education Enrollments by Ronald Roach
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education, March 13, 2014
    The U.S. Education Department projects that, between 2011 and 2022, Black and Latino higher education enrollment growth will surge by 26 and 27 percent, respectively.
  • Black Scholars: Sincerity Key to Academy's Dealing with Faculty Prospects by Reginald Stuart
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education, January 23, 2014
    Colleges and universities looking for advice on best practices for recruiting and retaining faculty of color, got candid advice here Thursday from three Black scholars offering tips based on their own experiences navigating the academy.
  • Seeing the Toll, Schools Revise Zero Tolerance by Lizette Alvarez
    The New York Times, December 2, 2013
    Faced with mounting evident that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement and high dropout rates that especially affect minority students, cities and school districts around the country are rethinking their approach to minor offenses.
  • Teaching Structural Racism in the Classroom, December 8, 2013
    English Professor Shannon Gibney joins to discuss the challenges she faced in teaching structural racism in her classroom.
  • Young people say online slurs common, but not OK by Connie Cass
    The Odessa American, November 20, 2013
    Most young people say they aren't very offended about the slurs and mean-spirited videos mocking overweight people or gays or blacks that they encounter on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Report ranks Springfield low in gay equality by Jonathan Shorman
    News-Leader, November 20, 2013
    A new report on gay and lesbian equality gives Kansas City and St. Louis perfect scores, but Springfield is far behind.
  • Accelerated Programs Address Diversity Issues in Nursing by Lois Elfman
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 31, 2013
    America is facing a nursing shortage. According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), the median age of nurses is 46, and more than 50 percent of the nursing workforce is close to retirement.
  • Barneys case stirs talk of 'Shopping While Black' by Jesse Washington
    The Odessa American/Associated Press, October 29, 2013
    The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service, not handcuffs. Yet when a black teen said he was wrongly jailed after buying a $350 belt at a Manhattan luxury store, it struck a nerve in African-Americans accustomed to finding that their money is not necessarily as good as everyone else's.
  • Enrollment numbers declining in Missouri by Tim Barker
    The University of Missouri-Columbia needs to find 638 students over the next few weeks to avoid ending a winning streak that started in 1995. Since then, the school has managed to grow - sometimes by a little, and sometimes by a lot - every year.
  • 50 Years Later by Charles M. Blow
    New York Times, August 23, 2013
    As we approach the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I have a gnawing in my gut, an uneasy sense of society and its racial reality.
  • Women as a Force for Change by Nicholas D. Kristof
    New York Times, July 31, 2013
    As "women's empowerment" has become a buss phrase in the last few years, some people are pushing back. They resent this as the latest fad in political correctness, a liberal mission to troll for support from woolly-minded female voters.
  • U.S. Higher Education Deeply Stratified Along Racial Lines, Study Says by Ronald Roach
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 31, 2013
    Since the mid-1990s, student enrollment in American higher education has grown increasingly stratified along racial lines with White students overwhelmingly populating the "468 most well-funded, selective four-year colleges and universities while African-American and Hispanic students are more and more concentrated in the 3,250 least well-funded, open-access, two- and four-year colleges," according to a study just released by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).
  • U.S. Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says by Casey McDermott
    The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 31, 2013
    Colleges and universities have succeeded in attracting more underrepresented-minority students, but that increased access for black and Hispanic students has been accompanied by increasing campus polarization on the basis of race and ethnicity, says a report released on Wednesday by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.
  • Race: The Story We Are Not Telling by Lenord Pitts Jr.
    Miami Herald, July 29, 2013
  • 80 Percent of U.S. Adults Face Near-Poverty, Unemployment: Survey by Hope Yen
    The Huffington Post, July 28, 2013
    Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.
  • Report: Steady College Enrollment Growth for Underrepresented Minorities, College Completion Rates Increasing More Slowly by Ronald Roach
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 24, 2013
    Newly-released analysis of U.S. Education Department data shows that from 2009 to 2011, the rate at which Black and Latino students entered four-year colleges and universities considerably outpaced that of Whites.
  • President Offers a Personal Take on Race in U.S. by Mark Landler
    New York Times, July 19, 2013
    In his most extensive remarks on race since 2008, President Obama spoke in personal terms about the experience of being a black man in the United States.
  • Death by Diversity: Securing the Success of Minority Students and Faculty Beyond Recruitment by Matthew Lynch
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 16, 2013
    It is not unusual for colleges and universities to have aggressive diversity recruitment programs in place when it comes to students and faculty.
  • Nation of Mutts by David Brooks
    New York Times, June 27, 2013
    There's a fluid, hybrid New America before us. What is this really going to look like? What does it mean?
  • Beyond Black and White, New Force Reshapes South by Jonathan Martin
    New York Times, June 25, 2013
    Despite the Supreme Court's ruling on voting rights, a temptation to gerrymander districts could harm the G.O.P.'s long-term prospects.
  • The Fight for Black Men by Joshua DuBois
    Newsweek, June 19, 2013
    There are more African-Americans on probation, parole, or in prison today than were slaves in 1850. It is not a crisis of crime. It is a crisis of people being left behind.