Side-Eyeing Your Alma Mater, Ctd.

Yes, HBCUs can do a better job of alumni outreach and customer service for their students. But that alone isn’t going to ameliorate the problems of history. [...]

Loving (And Side-Eyeing) Your Alma Mater.

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A lot of Jason Whitlock’s writing has a similar tic: even when he’s in the vicinity of right about some idea, he torpedoes that argument by turning it into a critique of the putative cultural deficiencies of Negroes. Take this essay, in which he looks at the financial troubles besetting Grambling [...]

Lecturing the Poor Doesn’t Work.

In the Detroit of my youth, we were raised with values — values the lawyers and judges and City Council members who visited my schools would have approved — but they were too caught up in their own snobbish assumptions about people like us to imagine it. [...]

Your Random-Ass Roundup: And You Say Chi City.

The Windy City tries to resuscitate the poor, black neighborhoods left vacant by the housing crisis — but at what cost? Before they rose to prominence in Canada’s largest city, the Ford family — which includes embattled Mayor Rob Ford — was deeply immersed in the illegal drug scene, according to an investigation by [...]

How Much Should Race Matter In College Admissions?

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Talk To Me Like I’m Stupid: The Texas Affirmative Action Case.

As you probably know, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments this m buy levitra

orning in a closely watched affirmative action case that could have epic consequences for the way colleges and universities consider race in admissions.

The state of Texas attempted to diversify its student body in a race-neutral way that could survive [...]

Are Better Schools All We Need?

Roland Fryer (second from left) found that most of the HCZ's success in student performance can be chalked up to its charter schools, and not to the social programs championed by HCZ's founder, Geoffrey Canada (far right).

A foundational belief at the Harlem Children’s Zone is that erasing the achievement gap between black and [...]

Leftovers.

It’s a little bananas over here in the completely conceptual PB offices, but there will be some proper posting going on tomorrow. Pinky promise.

Until then, some links for your perusal:

Obama announces a drawdown to the war in Afghanistan, beginning with bringing 33,000 troops home this summer. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning [...]