Frank Fear: They’re tackling a seemingly insoluble matter—reparations for African Americans—and their solution (drum roll, please) is to bear the cost personally.
Frank Fear: Swift and meaningful action would be taken at any college or university if a professor or staff member engaged in that kind of behavior with an undergraduate student. It just isn’t tolerated in higher ed … except, it seems, in big-time college sports.
Frank Fear: There are multiple reasons why football participation is declining, but a risk-related reason stands out—the fear of long-term health consequences from repeated hits to the head.
Frank Fear: ‘Stand Up and Speak Out” happens when people have had enough and are no longer willing to accept the way things are. And it’s why women have marched every year since 2017.
Frank Fear: Some Independents—let’s call them “The Independent Core”—believe that the American political system is too much about the parties and not enough about candidates and issues.
Frank Fear: Today, the nonprofit sector is an industry, more akin to corporate America than to ‘the cause work’ that typified the sector when I started my career in the 1970s. It’s a business today, plain and simple.
Frank Fear: The number and size of mega-gifts have risen so rapidly that the threshold for gifts to be so-classified has moved from $50 million in 2012 to $300 million in 2017.
Frank Fear: Despite uneven results, I continue to believe that our Sisyphus-like work will eventually win-out, that a Progressive America is more of a possibility than a chimera.
Frank Fear: Nearly 90% of those polled believe that party-affiliated politicians don’t care what they think, while two-thirds feel devalued when they compare themselves to party-affiliated voters.
Frank Fear: You’ve experienced ‘it’ – the neoliberal turn of America’s social institutions—the unrelenting mission of steering America’s social institutions from Progressive to Neoliberal, that is, from serving the public good to optimizing self-serving benefits.
Frank Fear: Over the years I didn’t spend much time thinking about what had happened to me. But like a recurring nightmare, others’ stories never, ever went away. Here and abroad. Church cover-up. Over and over again.
Frank Fear: What happened at Maryland isn’t a football story only. It’s very much an indictment of higher education, the institution.
Frank Fear: Many families have faced (and will face) a knotty micro-reality: their children may not be able to provide their kids with the range of advantages they experienced in youth.