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...
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...