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Scalia’s ‘Mismatch Theory’ a Foe to Diversity, Inclusion

Scalia’s ‘Mismatch Theory’ a Foe to Diversity, Inclusion

Dr. Richard Reddick Responds to Scalia's racist suggestion that "mismatch" theory has merit and Black students are better suited at "lesser" schools.

Thu, Dec 10, 2015




AADS-Giving is on November 19th at 6:30p.

AADS-Giving Feast: Join us for a Thanksgiving potluck with the Black Studies Community.

Join us for a Thanksgiving potluck with the Black Studies Community.

Tue, Nov 17, 2015


Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology University of Texas, Austin

Dr. Keisha L. Bentley-Edward, Keynote Speaker: Telling Identity Stories: Race, Class and Psychology

Global Inequality Research Institute Capstone Conference

Mon, Nov 16, 2015


Dr. Kevin Cokley Discusses Mental Health Issues Facing Minorities

Dr. Kevin Cokley Discusses Mental Health Issues Facing Minorities

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services 8 Students, alumni, and mental health professionals gathered to discuss the unique mental health struggles that can affect minority students in a “lunch and learn” session on Saturday afternoon.

Mon, Nov 16, 2015


A Q&A with UNSETTLED author Eric Tang for University Press Week

A Q&A with UNSETTLED author Eric Tang for University Press Week

Dr. Eric Tang talks with Temple University Press publicist Gary Kramer about the value of publishing with a University Press and the books that were influential to him as a scholar and reader.

Fri, Nov 13, 2015


For rogue police officers, excessive force is not the tool of choice for engaging with people perceived as privileged.

Our Hand-Held Engine of Justice

By Keisha Bentley-Edwards

Thu, Nov 5, 2015


STEW, 2015-16 Visting Performing Artist

Visiting Performing Artist: STEW - Nov 9-13, 2015

Singer, songwriter for cabaret, theater, film, and television, Stew is the writer, co-composer, and lyricist for the musical Passing Strange, winner of the 2008 Tony Award (Best Book), a two-time 2007 Obie (Best New Theater Piece and Best Ensemble), and Spike Lee’s film Passing Strange.

Wed, Nov 4, 2015



The unique challenges that black women face are often overlooked in federal policy. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Black women are Obama’s most loyal voters — and his most ignored constituency

Obama has treated issues affecting black men as synonymous with those affecting the entire black community.

Fri, Oct 30, 2015



The Myths Surrounding Black Women and Miscarriage

The Myths Surrounding Black Women and Miscarriage

Despite family lore about being able to withstand losing a baby, it has the same distressing effect as it does on everyone else

Thu, Oct 22, 2015





See Dr. Gross' Huffington Post Piece on Sandra Bland

#blackwomenslivesmatter

Wed, Aug 5, 2015


Dr. Simone Browne is Featured in I-D Magazine

Dr. Simone Browne is Featured in I-D Magazine

Exploring Feminist Hacktivism with Deep Lab

Fri, Jul 24, 2015



Why Some Experts Debunk 'Transracial' to Explain Rachel Dolezal Case

Why Some Experts Debunk 'Transracial' to Explain Rachel Dolezal Case

See Dr. Cokley's comment on the Rachel Dolezal case

Fri, Jun 19, 2015



Policing the Playground and the Pool

Policing the Playground and the Pool

Op-Ed by Dr. Lisa Thompson

Tue, Jun 16, 2015


We Must Make Police Brutality Against Black Women an Issue in 2016

We Must Make Police Brutality Against Black Women an Issue in 2016

Black women are victims of violence at higher rates than all other groups of women

Thu, Jun 11, 2015


Redefining Ratchet

Redefining Ratchet

A blog that explores black women’s perspectives on controlling images, race, gender and sexuality through a reflection on the term “ratchet.”

Fri, May 29, 2015








Moon Medicine: An Artist Talk by Sanford Biggers

Moon Medicine: An Artist Talk by Sanford Biggers

Performing Blackness Series

Thu, Apr 9, 2015






See The Daily Texan Article on Dr. Lisa B. Thompson and the

See The Daily Texan Article on Dr. Lisa B. Thompson and the "House of Cards" Actress Eisa Davis

Eisa Davis speaks on the importance of black art in a lecture titled, “Black Art Matters.”

Tue, Feb 24, 2015



Dr. Gross Writes A Piece on Violence Within the Black Community

#BlackLivesMatter Should Contend With Community Violence, Too

Mon, Feb 2, 2015



Dr. Cokley Writes on the White Washing In Hollywood Films

Hollywood, We Have A Problem

Mon, Feb 2, 2015


Mark you calendars for Lisa B. Thompson's

Mark you calendars for Lisa B. Thompson's "Mothers Day" Play

A one-act play where Afro-futurism collides with motherhood

Thu, Jan 22, 2015