Racism

Racism

Chancellor Thomas L. Keon, a white man wearing glasses and academic regalia, stands at a lectern with the Purdue Northwest logo on it.
Jan 05, 2023
Purdue Northwest faculty members want Chancellor Thomas L. Keon to step down after a racist remark. Keon is clinging to his job despite a reprimand from the Board of Trustees.

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April 6, 2022
A petition and a letter asking state officials to investigate claims of critical race theory at Virginia Military Institute are the latest salvos in an ongoing conflict between leadership and alumni.
April 5, 2022
Science papers are the right place to talk about the supremacist history of science, Clara del Junco writes.
March 30, 2022
After a year of contentious discussions and debates, University of Richmond leaders decided to remove the names of controversial figures from six campus buildings.
March 25, 2022
The university removed a statue of its founder from the campus, but will it change its name? That William Peace was a slaveholder has only recently become known.
February 21, 2022
Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick threatens to end tenure over the teaching of critical race theory, further escalating the ongoing war on the teaching of CRT and other so-called divisive concepts in many states.
February 14, 2022
Anti-Asian text messages shared on social media have created turmoil at Occidental College. Students are angered by the administration’s delayed response and lack of disciplinary action.
February 2, 2022
A college’s budget reflects its commitments, values, priorities and culture, write Peony Fhagen and Mateo Muñoz, who describe six common norms that should be revised.
November 15, 2021
A dozen University of Michigan professors argue that the controversy over a blackface Othello is more about teaching preparation than free expression, and that better university training and protocols could have lessened the fallout for everyone involved.
October 26, 2021
Today’s students must understand the legacy of older generations of Black movement leaders, writes Fredrika Newton, a former member of the party and the wife of its co-founder.
October 7, 2021
Laura Skandera Trombley and Ann Ryan explore Mark Twain’s writing as just one example of how thoroughly American it is to try to unravel the knot of race, racism and U.S. history.

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