Category: Diversity

Native Prisoners of War

I grew up rural, so  I knew some of my neighbors didn’t have running water.  I thought of it as an amusing eccentricity of their families.   Then my family moved near Houston, and I was […]

Does Google+ hate women?

Ok, that title is way over the top to get your attention.* BUT. I do want to talk about what the “no pseudonyms” policy adopted at G+ means for women, LGBT folk, and civil servants. There […]

Christian Identity: The scary religion you don’t know about

Sadly, Michigan is home to an awful lot of racist bastards with guns.  The Hutaree group arrested in May 2010 for stockpiling guns and explosives is a pretty good example.  Once again,  Americans were shooting […]

Pest Control: an old metaphor for racism

I happened to stumble across this really horrifying story last week: Last week the Web site ran an advertisement headlined “Native Extraction Service” with a photograph of three young Native boys. The service offered […]

Women in Science Symposia

Wanted to broadcast this out to any newly-minted PhDs out there: Women Evolving Biological Sciences Women Evolving Biological Sciences, or WEBS, is three-day symposium on the retention of female biologists and the transition of women […]

Universities in Trouble

One thing that has made my new job even harder is dealing with the financial fallout in Michigan as it affects state and university budgets. A review of several books that deal with University funding […]

Some good news, for a change!

Yay! Big props to Vermont, Iowa (??? who knew), and DC for recognizing marriage between any two people that love each other–regardless of parts.  Rather predictably, while most of us rejoice, some others think the […]

Things not to forget

I was going to try to stay on the insect topic all week, but enough stuff keeps happening that I just can’t. On the 45th anniversary of the 16th Street Bombing, Angry Black Woman connects […]

Nifty Discussion guides for Teachers

I happened to run into Michigan’s Head of Public Deliberation last night, and she introduced me to the National Issues Forums publications: National Issues Forums (NIF) is a nonpartisan, nationwide network of locally sponsored public […]