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October 5th was the deadline for students eligible to renew their participation in DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. For those students who came to the United States as children, DACA grants them permission to stay and continue their education and civic...

First Day of School in the neo-Klan Era

This is about me.    Today was my daughter’s first day of school. For a variety of difficult reasons connected to the price black people pay to get our children elite education in the south, her school is predominantely white. It is a progressive white school as far...

STEM, DACA and the Battle for America’s Future

The argument for inclusion, diversity and broadening participation in STEM fields is that the country is better when all of its people and talents are engaged. On one side of this divided nation that simple argument is obvious and needs no defense – it is part...