Anti-racist work in the academy pivots between a politics of resistance and recognition.
I also hesitated to say anything because Muslims who support the right of Palestinian people to their homes and homeland are invariably dubbed anti-Semitic.
Such views aren’t surprising given that the U.S. has legalized the principle of sexual equality and that women here enjoy many rights women elsewhere do not.
In the end, then, the question is whether Collado’s presidency is going to open the door to sexual abuse, especially of vulnerable people, on this campus.
However, from what she’s said and how she’s chosen to say it, I got the sense that she has an intuitive understanding of the kind of president IC needs.
I feel that the manner in which Tom Rochon’s administration is going about implementing its diversity initiatives is both gimmicky and opportunistic.
Instead of scolding the very people on whom Rochon and the Board will be relying to keep the college functioning, the Board might want to rethink its tone and scope of authority.
In the 15-odd years I’ve been associated with the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, I’ve spoken from the positionality of an African-, Latino/a, Asian-, Native American person even though I didn’t grow up with this identity or choose it for myself.
The idea that football is, or can be, a metaphor for life, which was presented in the commentary “Recent sports scandals should be a campus wake up call,” bespeaks a rather trivial and shallow view of life.
More than a decade ago, a committee of Ithaca College faculty and administrators recommended creating the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity with the dual mission of developing a curriculum focused on African, Latino/a, Native American and Asian people, and promoting racial awareness and diversity on campus through extra-curricular programming.