Are Safe Spaces Helpful?
May24

Are Safe Spaces Helpful?

People demand freedom of speech as compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. — Soren Kierkegaard At the commencement address for University of Notre Dame’s 2017 graduating class, Vice President Pence had the following to say: Far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe zones, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness—all of which amounts to...

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Defending What’s Right
Feb25

Defending What’s Right

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. — Martin Luther King Jr. For the final part in this series for Black History month, I want to discuss one of the best ways you can honor Black Americans: by confronting racism whenever you see it. Research shows that Black men and women report experiencing about an average of one racist incident per week. Indeed, another study showed that about half of all Black college...

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Black Criminality
Feb15

Black Criminality

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. — Malcolm X Although the United States has progressed substantially in its treatment of Black Americans, empirical data show that Blacks have yet to receive the equality they have been promised for over 150 years. For example, a report by the US Department of Health and Human Services shows that compared to Whites, Blacks...

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Black History Month
Feb08

Black History Month

We are not the makers of history. We are made by history. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Black History Month, this week we will honor some of the contributions that Black Americans have provided the field of psychology. So to begin, we will start with the first Black American to receive a PhD in it: Dr. Francis Ceil Sumner. Dr. Sumner received his PhD in 1920 and is often cited as the “father of Black...

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Banishing Bias
Jul27

Banishing Bias

We all use stereotypes, all the time, without knowing it. We have met the enemy of equality, and the enemy is us.  — Annie Murphy Paul Just two days ago, the world’s most famous basketball player, Michael Jordan, donated $2 million to help address police-related shootings, half of the donation going to the Institute for Community-Police Relations with the other half to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. But how can money help resolve...

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