Conversations on Diversity

A blog by Eboo Patel, Mary Ellen Giess and Tony Banout that looks at identity and diversity issues from multiple angles.

February 13, 2018 - 3:05am
Learning from James Baldwin and Andrew Sullivan on the uses and abuses of identity politics.
February 9, 2018 - 3:00am
 We have a tradition of protecting dissenting views when they violate prevailing norms. What if the prevailing norm is protecting vulnerable populations? 
February 5, 2018 - 3:00am
Is it true that students at upper class colleges are mostly taught to criticize the things -- teaching, nursing, policing -- that kids at working class colleges go to school to learn to do? 
February 2, 2018 - 3:00am
What do students lose when religion Is left out of the academic conversation?
January 29, 2018 - 3:00am
Over the past two years, on just about every campus I have visited, someone in the audience has asked the question: “Whose views are so offensive that you can’t work with them?” 
January 25, 2018 - 3:05am
Are universities living up to their historic mission in how they engage diversity issues?
January 23, 2018 - 3:05am
A lot of us draw conclusions -- "soft assumptions" -- based on the diversity we see. What if we had to own those assumptions?
January 22, 2018 - 3:00am
Eboo Patel introduces his new platform to discuss the full diversity of diversity issues on campuses.


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