November is National Native American Heritage Month

2019-11-08T06:46:52-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Imagine being torn away from your family and placed with people you don’t know and who don’t necessarily even speak the same language as you?  That is what happened to Indigenous (Native) children beginning in 1860.  Our indigenous brothers and sisters have gone through hell and back all in the name of making them assimilate into a culture that was not one of their own choosing.  Children were taken from their parents and often placed [...]

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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