Better Versus Perfect

America is a complicated place. I am struggling with what it means to be an American patriot. As a Black person, the idea of patriotism is elusive at worst and difficult at best. Being the child of immigrants complicates matters even more. My roots don’t run deep in...

Black Bodies and Real America

Last year in Charlottesville the country was dramatically awakened from its momentary daydream of a post-racial society.  The Klan and its affiliates rallied. The backlash-president cheered them on. We needed to resurrect old language to describe the scene.  There...

Confronting the Ghost in Computing Education

The Constellations Center for Equity in Computing is a research and thought leadership group at Georgia Tech committed to building an equitable infrastructure for computing education in secondary schools in Atlanta and around the country. In response to President...
Governor Romney’s Spurious Argument

Governor Romney’s Spurious Argument

I recently was invited to give an address at the Career and Technical Educational (CTE) STEM Conference in Utah. There were nearly 900 CTE teachers there from across the state focused on how to improve STEM education within in the CTE structure.  Oddly, I was a...
Privilege and Agency Driving Through Alex

Privilege and Agency Driving Through Alex

  In the United States we are in the midst of a protracted struggle to get White people to see the layers, depth and structural components of their privilege – the so called White Privilege, the thing that protects and promotes so many of them like an invisible...