Category: Diversity

I am a gender traitor

As someone who has a long history of marching for causes, I am pretty geeked about having a black man and a white woman running as candidates for president. I also am really annoyed with […]

MLK Day Musings

I thought I would post a link back to a timely essay from Shark-Fu about MLK, Shirley Chisholm, and how she honors them both: Pondering Nuclear Empowerment Here’s the documentary that ABB was writing about, […]

More racism in Michigan

Ugh. I’ve mentioned before that Michigan State University has a recognized hate group on campus. (And that we’ve had some noose incidents at WMU.) So, joy! Young Americans for Freedom is about to bring in […]

Michigan: #3 in hate crimes

I really wish I could say this surprises me: New FBI statistics showed hate crimes in Michigan — where incidents are third-highest in the nation — increased for the fourth consecutive year in 2006, rising […]

Snow and NeoNazis

We actually got our first snow last night. I began to finish up a post about mosquito control today, and then I realized that no one in the Midwest really has an urgent need to […]

Minority and Female faculty: MIA

A depressing new report came out this week about minority and female representation in the faculty ranks of the top 100 departments in 15 science and engineering disciplines. (They included social sciences in this report, […]

Better late than never!

I have been sick for a while now, and it’s really making a dent IRL and here online. I’m on my third round of antibiotics, and I’m pretty sure this time the sinus infection will […]

Anita Hill on Clarence Thomas

I remember being intensely interested in this case when I was in graduate school, as someone who’s experienced sexual harassment. For years my Honda had an “I believe Anita Hill” bumper sticker. Ms. Hill has […]

Weekly WTF: Racism, students, and Facebook

You know, the ability of people to do incredibly stupid racist shit, and then say “We were just kidding!” never ceases to amaze me. This week’s exhibit comes to you via Smoking Gun: A bunch […]