Archive for the ‘Campus Life’ Category

So the internet is a peculiar place. Some days you’ll find everything you need, other days you’ll search low and […]

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 […]

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

I’m literally sitting here disgusted. I just have read about and heard discussion of the latest gang rape allegations in […]

Last week, I had the pleasure of being on NPR’s Tell Me More with host Michel Martin to discuss the […]

On February 10th, I had the pleasure of joining an esteemed set of scholars for the 143rd Founder’s Day Symposium […]

And one of them is not the use of the word Negro which has BEEN appearing, including on the 2000 […]

Dear Old Morehouse

October 26, 2009 · 54 Comments

Dear Old Morehouse,

I’ve been trying to avoid writing this for some time now. As an alumnus of the institution, it’s hard for me to see you in such condition. Many of my fellow alumni complained of your disrepair and your besmirched image when they heard about students being beaten for their sexuality, shooters graduating, and cross-dressing, but I have got bigger concerns. While all these things mattered to me, they did not disturb me because of what was being done to the image of our institution, they disturbed me because they demonstrated that Dear Old Morehouse was terribly unequipped to deal with the realities and lives that Black men in America live now. In fact, it is the Old Morehouse that is more dangerous to me than any student with a gun, sagged pants, or high heels would ever be to me. Let me explain.

Guest on Addicted to Race podcast 112 on Gates, Obama, and deeper racial dialogue.