March 2011

March 31st, 2011
Written by Alonzo Weston in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 1 Comment
Dear Sticky Wicket,When you hear of instances of racial slurs and graffiti occurring in high schools and on college campuses (a second one this week at the University of Missouri, in Columbia), are we fooling ourselves to think we do not need to deliberately and openly address racism? Are we moving into the future with blinders on in believing that future generations will be race-neutral...
March 31st, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Race Relations with 6 Comments
In December 2010,the United States Senate voted against the national DREAM Act legislation that in one form or another has been in the system since 2001. Current numbers show that 11 states have passed legislation to allow undocumented immigrants to be eligible for in-state tuition benefits at a state’s public colleges. As supporters continue to fight for its passage on the national level, should...
March 30th, 2011
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
It might be surprising to find out that a good bit of the food in Kenya came from the Portuguese, who after discovering Brazil promptly made their way to Africa. Therefore, such foods as corn, bananas, pineapple, chilies, peppers, sweet potatoes, and cassava came into Kenya this way, and quickly became local favorites.Located in East Africa near the Equator, the southeast part of Kenya is on the...
March 29th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note with 0 Comments
Are there really races other than the human race?Recent studies, including the Human Genome Study, and Race-The Power of Illusion, examine the contemporary science and assumptions around the long held notion that there are different races of human beings. The results of these studies are forcing us to rethink age-old beliefs about those characteristics that supposedly distinguish one race from...
March 28th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in National Collegiate Dialogue with 42 Comments
The 2010 Census reveals that the Hispanic population is the largest minority population in the United States.The Hispanic population grew 43 percent between 2000 — 2010, while the African-American population grew only 12.3 percent during the same period. Hispanics now make up 16.3 percent of the populations, while African-Americans make up 12.6 percent.The actual number of Hispanics living in the...