Personal Bias versus Institutional Racism

2019-11-06T06:42:19-05:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Recently most people, to include myself, became aware of a racial bias allegation against Sephora, a beauty store chain, which sells multiple products for skincare and hair.  SZA, a Grammy nominated singer, tweeted about an incident in a California Sephora, where an employee called security on her because she wanted to ensure that she wasn’t stealing items.  This allegation shows how profiling certain people and making assumptions based on race, ethnicity, sexual identity or sex [...]

Demystifying Affirmative Action

2019-11-06T06:43:06-05:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Oftentimes we hear people talk about quotas for minorities and attribute it to reverse discrimination, which is an emotional response, or discrimination against those in the majority of American society but how do you know if what you have heard is correct? What if I told you that White Women have statistically been the primary benefactors of Affirmative Action, would your image of who is benefiting from Affirmative Action change? President John F. Kennedy signed [...]

Where Are The Minority Faculty In Academia?

2019-11-06T06:43:48-05:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Too often we hear about a lack of minorities with PhDs as the justification for the typically low percentage of minority faculty at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) but what if that is not statistically correct?! In 2017 as per the Survey of Earned Doctorates, which is conducted by the National Science Foundation, it was found that 6.7% of African Americans earned doctorates that year. Hispanics earned 7% of doctorate degrees in 2015, which is an [...]

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