Model Minority Suicide: Five Reasons, Five Ways

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Scot Nakagawa: The belief, that the black poor are just entitlement junkies, has negative consequences for all poor people because the tough “love” solutions this belief inspires, like cutting back on food stamps and other programs, see no color.

No Race on Noah’s Ark?

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Sharon Kyle: Whether we are talking about Liz Taylor playing “Cleopatra” or Russell Crowe standing in to represent every man, the outcome is the same – disproportionately high rates of unemployment for people of color.

On Asian American Privilege

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Asian American Privilege — The explosion of online race talk about Asian Americans lately is enough to make your head spin.

Letter from a Birmingham Jail: Reading As a Remedy for Racial Bias

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Charles D. Hayes: I grew up with a sheltered worldview much in agreement with the same politics and prejudices of my community. It was a world of black-and-white notions of morality, and it was a literal interpretation of racial superiority that white was right. But reading Martin Luther King’s Letter From a Birmingham Jail changed my reality.

Model Minority American Exceptionalism Myth

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Soya Jung — The book, The Triple Package, is rife with American exceptionalism and model minority thinking – the notion that anyone can succeed in America if they just act right, and those who don’t will get what they deserve.

How History Has Changed

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Gender Balance in Academia — The unquestioned dominance of white men in America is long gone, in the history profession in particular.

The Souls of Black Boys

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African American College Statistics — Black boys are suspended and expelled at higher rates for lesser offenses than are white students.