July in Jo’Burg

July in Jo’Burg

July 18th 2018 is Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. I happened to be in Johannesburg on July 4th during what is called Nelson Mandela Month in South Africa. The month, like his birthday, is a memorial to his colossal battle for freedom and human dignity. It is hard to...
Now What Will They Say?

Now What Will They Say?

Once upon a time when I was young, affirmative action in education was for Black people. It was born in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations as programmatic redress for eons of wrongs bestowed upon Black people. Race mattered. Now it is for White people, and race...
Diversity and Inclusion Fatigue

Diversity and Inclusion Fatigue

I recently read an article about Diversity and Inclusion Fatigue.  It suggests that efforts to diversify the high-tech workforce have largely been unsuccessful, the proverbial needle has not shifted – especially for Black and Hispanic people – and fatigue has set in....
The Choice Ahead

The Choice Ahead

I’ve been on the move in the last months listening to and dialoguing with communities across the country about STEM education and the forces that influence it. The more I see, the more the story is the same. Black and Brown students are suffering from educational...

STEM Education in Guyana

Some thoughts on STEM education in Guyana. An article printed in the Guyana Times Magazine (pages 7 and 13) – The development of a STEM Education Programme in Guyana is the right thing to do. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education is a...