Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 19, October 29

Broken Ties
The dismal state of marriage among Black couples and the impact on Black children are fueling new research and reframing the national discussion about family.Jabari Colon's 5-year-old laughter Ayana leads a promising life. She attends a good kindergarten,...
Broken Ties: The Dismal State of Marriage among Black Couples and the Impact on Black Children Are Fueling New Research and Reframing the National Discussion about Family
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Jabari Colon's 5-year-old daughter Ayana leads a promising life. She attends a good kindergarten, resides in a nice neighborhood, lacks none of the essential material things, and gets her pick of age-appropriate cultural and...
Confinement Too Costly for Middle-Class Black Women
When Dr. Lisa B. Thompson names modern women who fit the iconic Black lady" mold--Coretta Scott King, Anita Hill, Condoleezza Rice and Michelle Obama --you know exactly whom she is trying to liberate. Chances are your mother played this role. You probably...
Economic Blues
As the recession continues to take its toll, many Black Americans find themselves almost back at square one.When Cole and Tracey Wallace purchased their home in Maryland's Prince George's County, the achievement of home ownership marked a giant step...
Economic Blues: As the Recession Continues to Take Its Toll, Many Black Americans Find Themselves Almost Back at Square One
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Cole and Tracey Wallace purchased their home in Maryland's Prince George's County, the achievement of home ownership marked a giant step in their plan to become another All-American family in one of the wealthiest majority...
Hazing Refuses to Go Away
Media influences and brain development cloud students' understanding of hazing, studies say.In September, when a musician in the Jackson State University marching band suffered a shattered shoulder in a hazing incident, the news sounded like a broken...
Hazing Refuses to Go Away: Media Influences and Brain Development Cloud Students' Understanding of Hazing, Studies Say
In September, when a musician in the Jackson State University marching band suffered a shattered shoulder in a hazing incident, the news sounded like a broken record. Four days later, three members of the Southern University band were sentenced to...
Parsing the Reaction to Obama
Scholars say extreme criticisms of president defy simple explanation.Jimmy Carter's experiences as a farmer and up-and-coming from southern Georgia in the ana 1960s familiarized the former with the racist views many White southerners had of African -Americans....
Parsing the Reaction to Obama: Scholars Say Extreme Criticisms of President Defy Simple Explanation
Jimmy Carter's experiences as a peanut farmer and up-and-coming politician from southern Georgia in the 1950s 1960s familiarized the former president with the racist views many White southerners had of African-Americans. Invoking those personal experiences...
Two-Year Colleges Face Student Loan Default Challenge
Rising rate causing some community colleges to opt out of student loan system.Buried within the federal government's new report on student loans is a statistic causing concern for some community colleges: Loan defaults in that sector have increased to...
Two-Year Colleges Face Student Loan Default Challenge: Rising Rate Causing Some Community Colleges to Opt out of Student Loan System
Buried within the federal government's new report on student loans is a statistic causing concern for some community colleges: Loan defaults in that sector have increased to nearly 10 percent. The official loan-default rate in the sector is 9.9...
We're Confusing the Black Kids and Scaring the White Kids
Issues of race, racism and racial overtones are often ignored in American educational programs.AS A NATION WE HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN THE PROBLEM OF EQUAL ACCESS AND EQUALITY FOR African-Americans. The election of Barack Obama as the 44th president...
We're Confusing the Black Kids and Scaring the White Kids: Issues of Race, Racism and Racial Overtones Are Often Ignored in American Educational Programs
AS A NATION WE HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN THE PROBLEM OF EQUAL ACCESS AND EQUALITY FOR African-Americans. The election of Barack Obama as the 44th president was hailed as an indicator that the country was moving closer to being a land where people...