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America needs a healing to reclaim our humanity
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America needs a healing to reclaim our humanity

By Irma McClaurin, PhD Culture and Education Editor This commentary is part one of a four part series on racism and the over-policing of African-Americans and other people of color. In mid-July, I was sitting in a truck stop in Jackson, Miss., listening to President Obama’s message to the nation; filled with heart-felt sorrow and…

JUSTSPEAK: The Oscars—The Final Frontier of “White Spaces?”
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JUSTSPEAK: The Oscars—The Final Frontier of “White Spaces?”

Irma McClaurin, PhD Culture and Education Editor We have focused so much attention on “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria* that we missed the obvious—the continued existence of “white spaces.” These are arenas where white people congregate and make influential decisions but are viewed as “normal.” There is no discussion…

Artspeak: On love… of humanity
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Artspeak: On love… of humanity

Irma McClaurin, PhD Culture and Education Editor Today, February 14, 2016, in the U.S and around the world we celebrate love. Most people associate this ritual with romantic love—the feelings we hold for someone with whom we are intimate or close friends. We also use it as a time to celebrate siblings, relatives, co-workers as…

Post July 4th reflections
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Post July 4th reflections

[caption id="attachment_24838" align="alignleft"]frederick douglass 1Frederick Douglass, Image Ownership: Public Domain [/caption]…I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us. I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today? – Frederick Douglass, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro,” July 5, 1852

Leading Millennials in the 21st Century: What will it take?
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Leading Millennials in the 21st Century: What will it take?

[caption id="attachment_23571" align="alignleft"]1cdn.phoenixurbanspaces.com[/caption]“Shallow,” “multi-taskers,” “spoiled,” “entitled” and “No respect for the boss” are just a few of the adjectives and descriptive phrases some senior executives in the federal government attribute to the group dubbed the “Millennials,” also known as “Gen Y.” This cohort is generally represented by those born at the beginning of the 1980s and continue through the early part of the decade marking the millennial (2000), give or take a few years plus or minus on either side. They are the largest generation since the Baby Boomers (those born in the forties and fifties) and comprise 70 million of today’s population, ranging in age from puberty to their early thirties. Given the size of this future labor market, Millennials are a force to be reckoned with and, given their youthful age, must be accepted as here to stay.

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