Creating LGBTQ-Friendly Campuses

How activists on a number of campuses eliminated discriminatory policies.

Fighting Discrimination

Update: On Wednesday, March 10, after strong protests from faculty, students, and university administrations, Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell issued an "executive directive"  stating that "discrimination against enumerated classes of persons set forth in the Virginia Human Rights Act or discrimination against any class of persons without a rational basis is prohibited."  

Mission Not Accomplished

On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. Sara Ahmed. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.

Untold Stories and Difficult Truths about Bias in Academia

The racially charged recordings of Donald Sterling, then owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, were addressed publicly by NBA commissioner Adam Silver in April 2014, prior to an NBA playoff game in Memphis, Tennessee. Being a resident of Memphis and having a husband who is a dedicated sports fan, I followed the story closely. The Sterling incident reminded me, as it did many others around the country, of the harmful biases that continue to exist everywhere in our society.

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