Study: faculty members more likely to respond to white males

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A survey of more than 6,000 faculty members across a range of disciplines finds that when prospective graduate students reach out for guidance, white males are the most likely to get attention.

The survey, “What Happens Before? A Field Experiment Exploring How Pay and Representation Differentially Shape Bias on the Pathway into Organizations,” also found that public university faculty members are much more likely than their private counterparts to respond equally to students of diverse backgrounds. 

First Encounter with Race

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I remember, when I first stepped into my fourth grade classroom, my mouth dropped to the floor.  It was the middle of the summer and we had just moved to the suburbs. Unfortunately for me, they were on cycle scheduling and so my summer time and childhood  of fun had ended abruptly.  I found myself looking around and wondering what world was I just released into. 

Georgetown University’s black population is the latest to spark awareness about race on campus

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Toward the end of last month, flyers featuring the hashtag #dbkgu started to appear on the campus of Georgetown University. The group responsible for the flyers revealed the meaning of the hashtag.

“Dangerous Black Kids of Georgetown University” is the latest social advocacy group seeking to call attention to race relations on college campuses. 

Editor of controversial yoga piece releases statement

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The editor of a controversial op-ed piece where a white woman openly laments about the affects of a heavyset black woman in her yoga class has responded.

Jen Caron caught a wave of backlash after sharing her earnest thoughts on XO Jane about an African American woman entering her yoga class. Some called the piece self righteous, while other viewed it as a direct example of white privilege.

Read what Rebecca Carroll, the site’s editor had to say.

In latest essay, Richard Sherman reflects on the fallout from his interview with Erin Andrews

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Super Bowl contender Richard Sherman is just a few days away from playing in the biggest game of his career.

Despite all of the attention Sherman has received, he found time to contribute to Monday Morning Quarterback, where his writing appears regularly. In his latest article, “10 Things I Learned about America after They Learned About Me,” Sherman reflects on the fallout from his interview and how, ultimately, the NFL benefits.