Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated

Download the Kirwan Institute Issue Brief:Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated (PDF) Research shows that African American students, and especially African American boys, are disciplined more often and receive more out-of-school suspensions and expulsions than White students. Perhaps more alarming is the 2010 finding that over 70% of the students involved … Continue reading »

Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated

Marc Anthony and The Circles of Cognitive Caring

Responding to complaints that he is not an American citizen and therefore should not have performed “God Bless America” at the MLB All Star Game, Marc Anthony reminded viewers of the TODAY Show that he is indeed a proud American of Puerto Rican descent, and, to accent his point about “Americaness,” he reminded us that the song he performed was written by Irving Berlin, a Russian Jewish immigrant. This situation is emblematic of the ignorance that always accompanies bigotry, but, more importantly, it leads us into a conversation about who qualifies as a member of the American family, who is a true citizen—who “belongs.”

Marc Anthony and The Circles of Cognitive Caring

Who You Calling “Minority”?—The Imperative to Improve Educational Opportunity for the Nation’s Emerging Majority

By Thomas Rudd, Historic and persistent gaps in educational opportunity for all of our Nation’s citizens are no longer a matter of debate, analysis, and political posturing. Racialized barriers to opportunity in educational attainment have placed millions of American children at risk. These students are disproportionately Black and Brown. Without a strong educational foundation, these … Continue reading »

Who You Calling “Minority”?—The Imperative to Improve Educational Opportunity for the Nation’s Emerging Majority

Did Romney Play the Race Card?

By Thomas Rudd, After a recent Romney rally, a woman in the crowd said this to a radio news reporter: “I will not help those people.” She was referring to “welfare” recipients, who, according to Mr. Romney, would no longer be required to work or to look for work to qualify for these public benefits. She … Continue reading »