Category Archives: Structural Racism

Mass Incarceration and the school to prison pipeline

We are disturbed and inspired to action by Michelle Alexander’s research and analysis, summed up in her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The information below does not directly touch on education, but it speaks deeply to … Continue reading

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Too Important to Fail: The Dropout Crisis of African American Males

Tavis Smiley is a busy man. Besides a “poverty tour” with Dr. Cornel West, he is producing video episodes for his PBS show, including this recent one on the challenges of the high school drop out crisis among African American males, … Continue reading

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Targeted Universalism

As described in the last post, Professor john powell gave a webinar recently through our colleagues at the Leadership Learning Community.  In the webinar, a recording of which is available on line, powell talked about how systems thinking and a … Continue reading

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systems thinking and racial equity

Professor john powell (he does not capitalize his name) gave a webinar recently through our colleagues at the Leadership Learning Community.  In the webinar, a recording of which is available on line, powell talked about how systems thinking and a … Continue reading

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Employment Disparities Post-Education

What if we are working like mad to improve access to quality education, and when more students of color graduate high school and college… there are no jobs waiting for them? The stark disparities in employment rates point out the … Continue reading

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US has Wealth, Lacks Equity and Unity

In a new paper, Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute argues that as a nation, “we are not broke, nor will we be”: Nevertheless, while these claims have little in the way of truth, politicians and pundits have successfully … Continue reading

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Relationships, Safety, and Learning

It shouldn’t be surprising that safety in a school depends more on relationships and achievement than on the poverty and crime of the surrounding neighborhood.  A school can be an island of safety, learning, and opportunity.  More evidence for this … Continue reading

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Christopher Edley on structural racialism

At the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy yesterday we attended the Race and Policy Symposium put on by the Students of Color in Public Policy. It was a very interesting and well organized event with many good panelists, … Continue reading

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Hugh Vasquez Interview: What is Transformative Equity Leadership?

National Equity Project Senior Associate Hugh Vasquez was interviewed on the University of Colorado Intersections Radio program as part of their lead-up to theTwelfth Annual White Privilege Conference (WPC) in Minneapolis April 13-16, 2011, title “This Land is Whose Land? … Continue reading

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