Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel is founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and author of Inside Higher Ed's Conversations on Diversity blog. He can be found on Twitter @eboopatel.

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Most Recent Articles

March 12, 2018
I’m interested in asking hard questions about the diversity progressive paradigm, but it’s important to remember why that paradigm is justified in the first place.  
March 5, 2018
A new book argues that tribal political affiliations are not just about the groups we cluster in but how we interpret facts and understand truth.
March 2, 2018
Beware of allowing your identity to be a canvas on which other people paint their politics. 
February 27, 2018
How should campus professionals guide a gay, Muslim and South Asian student when his diverse identities are in internal conflict? 
February 23, 2018
Is there a way to recognize the racism that produced the Rodney King beatings without ignoring the lives of people like Tonya Harding? 
February 21, 2018
Should diversity officers focus on helping underrepresented students thrive on a campus, or fostering conversations between conflicting viewpoints?
February 20, 2018
Memo to socially conscious students: Dead white male authors and today's pop stars and rappers have much in common.
February 15, 2018
Advice on the best way to respond.
February 15, 2018
A powerful piece about how porn shapes young people's views on sex made no mention of the students' faiths. Could they really be irrelevant?
February 13, 2018
Learning from James Baldwin and Andrew Sullivan on the uses and abuses of identity politics.


September 27, 2012
In a combustible atmosphere such as today's, college leaders should do all they can to make sure students understand religious diversity, write Eboo Patel and Mary Ellen Giess.
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