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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August 9, 2018
Of Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Zadie Smith, among others.
June 11, 2018
If one of your graduates was on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and heard the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, could s/he have made the hostile comments about religion that the Supreme Court found objectionable?
May 21, 2018
Which approach to diversity – the langue of power and privilege, or the language of American capaciousness – is better for multiculturalism?
May 16, 2018
Commencement address I gave at Honors Convocation at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at College of Wooster.
May 4, 2018
Please do not assign me a subordinate role, a specific psychology or a particular worldview based on the color of my skin.
April 24, 2018
Many campuses are dots of blue in a sea of red. Even as we in higher ed build towards a multicultural future, can we communicate to our heartland neighbors that they will thrive in that future too? 
April 18, 2018
Are negative stereotypes acceptable if one of mine is doing the stereotyping? 
April 10, 2018
Is it useful to talk about checking our privilege if we don’t actually have the courage to give it up? And a quick look at the (religious) people who actually do.
April 3, 2018
My upper middle class brown child talks about his race frequently. How do I get him to talk about his class?   
March 26, 2018
Should I have tried to raise the identity consciousness of a black friend who wanted no part of it? 

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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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