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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

September 20, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Studying dead white males

By | Apr 25, 2018

Reed College isn’t an anomaly. In the past, students at other institutions have objected to studying the scholarship of white men, dead or alive.

Trauma turns to advocacy

By | Mar 28, 2018

In other words, is there any value in reliving these issues, something that inevitably comes with speaking out?

Higher education needs a #MeToo moment

By | Jan 22, 2018

We need to acknowledge that sexual misconduct thrives in academia. And sometimes, it’s institutionally sanctioned.

Allyship and Solidarity

By | Dec 11, 2017

I’m just interrogating the usefulness of allyship as a framework to understanding oppression because the word “individual” is at the heart of solidarity.

Who counts as a black student?

By | Nov 1, 2017

I find this intensely gross. I’ve heard of this line of thinking before, usually among the more openly racist types.

Patriotism and black rage

By | Oct 11, 2017

To me, patriotism isn’t much different from a religion. It’s a belief in a less nebulous higher power, one that must similarly go unquestioned.

White fragility on college campuses

By | Sep 24, 2017

Put differently, racism on college campuses is inextricably linked to the severe lack of meaningful dialogue about race-related issues in primary and secondary education.

CVE program targets Muslims

By | Sep 11, 2017

CVE should focus on the integration and success of Muslim communities rather than their ability to identify terrorists.

White identity politics

By | Aug 30, 2017

White supremacist claims of “subjugation” and “victimhood” are specious, silly and narcissistic.

Protecting students of color from harmful speech

By | Apr 26, 2017

I’m gay, black and an immigrant, and believe me, I am more than capable of speaking up in defense of my values.

African vs. African American

By | Apr 20, 2017

As an immigrant from Kenya born to Somali parents, I have seen firsthand the divide between African immigrants and African-Americans.

Why I left Islam

By | Apr 13, 2017

Even in the secular West, where the freedom to change religions is recognized, ex-Muslims continue to fear for their lives.