Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Perils of Not/Thinking About Race

Can one be a white, middle-class or affluent parent who is looking out for the best educational interests of one’s child and also NOT be a racist? I know. I’m being polemical. Or am I? Last weekend I went to … Continue reading

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The Black Male Employment/Education Crisis: Who Are We?

Holy shit. Did you hear? Only 47% of black males graduated from high school in the US in 2008. No, that is not a typo. Plus, in NYC, almost 50% of black males were unemployed in 2006. 2006! Two years … Continue reading

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Go To College, You Big Loser!

I am fascinated and horrified by the ads for colleges that appear on subways. If you’ve been to NYC, you’ve seen them. They advertise institutions (we can argue about whether they are really “colleges” or not) no one has ever … Continue reading

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