Archive for the ‘Affirmative Action’ Category

In President Obama’s last State of the Union address he said, “I’m reaching out to some of America’s leading foundations and corporations […]

Last week, I finally watched American Promise on PBS POV. American Promise follows two Black boys – Idris and Seun – […]

At the close of January I was honored to write an Op-Ed piece for the Detroit News. During my time […]

On Thursday July 26, 2012 President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order creating the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for […]

Just last week, the United States celebrated the 58th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision which made segregation in […]

If you watch the news, listen to friends, or click on links you’d think the only thing Black males have […]

About two years ago I sat down for a conversation with discussing the role of discrimination and testing in […]

Our NAACP Problem

July 26, 2010 · 3 Comments

Recently, a firestorm surrounding Shirley Sherrod erupted. A spliced video of her speech ended in her force resignation from the USDA and condemnation by the NAACP. Following the debacle, there were multiple editorials and comments about the failures of the NAACP. While I completely agree the NAACP and USDA failed to respond appropriately to Sherrod, I don’t think the picture that has been painted of the NAACP is accurate or contemporary. Beneath I offer some reasons why and what it means for movement building.

Finally a skit on Gates that made me laugh. Hat tip to ZM

Sotomayor Round-Up

June 2, 2009 · 0 Comments

A brief round-up of the best pieces on Sotomayor’s nomination by Barack Obama for the Supreme Court.