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Marcia Alesan Dawkins
Marcia Alesan Dawkins

Marcia Alesan Dawkins, Ph.D. is Visiting Scholar at Brown University. She is interested in public policy, diversity, education, and communication. ...

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A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste—Except in Ohio

Kelly Williams-Bolar, an aspiring teacher and mother of two, was sentenced to 10 days in jail for sending her children to school outside her district. But in this time of economic crisis, it is hard to believe that a single mother such as Williams-Bolar is a criminal.

Posted on Jan 29, 2011 READ MORE


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10 Reasons Why the Slurs Should Stay in ‘Huck Finn’

If you find this book offensive, don’t buy it or read it. There are plenty of books that none of us have an interest in reading for one reason or another. We don’t rewrite them. We simply choose not to read them.

Posted on Jan 7, 2011 READ MORE


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Racism as a National Default Mechanism

In a speech regarding the Pigford lawsuit, Rep. Steve King implied that Obama supported the farmers because he is “very, very urban” and not because the USDA admitted its historical practice of discriminating against African-American farmers.

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Everyone Looks a Little Bit Asian

Sharron Angle’s recent confusing remarks about race and ethnicity serve a unique purpose. They provide an opportunity to open dialogue in a campaign season that has been more focused on economics than on ethnicity. Could it be that the two are connected?

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Taking ‘Superman’ to School

This depiction of our nation’s teachers is typical of those who promote a particular reform agenda calling for charter schools, anti-unionism and merit pay based on high-stakes test scores. While it’s fine to promote this agenda, it’s also ethical to provide a balanced critique.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010 READ MORE


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Sept. 11 Happened to Us All

Tensions are high in Tennessee, as they have been all over our nation, in anticipation of the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Controversies abound. Mosque-building, book burning and threats of violence are making it increasingly difficult to separate what pastor/author Rick Warren is calling “church and hate.”

Posted on Sep 11, 2010 READ MORE


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The State of Our Interracial Unions

Though Dr. Laura’s comments are definitely offensive, what’s more offensive is that she really isn’t saying anything new. Throughout our nation’s long history of racial mixing, mainstream culture has regarded interracial relationships as abnormal.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 READ MORE


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Marcia Alesan Dawkins
Marcia Alesan Dawkins

Marcia Alesan Dawkins, Ph.D. is Visiting Scholar at Brown University. She is interested in public policy, diversity, education, and communication.  Her forthcoming book, “Things Said in Passing,” looks at racial passing as a model for identity formation and communication in the U.S. from the late nineteenth through early twenty-first centuries. She lectures, writes and consults on these and other issues related to contemporary communication.

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