September 2011

September 30th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Eyes On The Enterprise, Latest News with 0 Comments
Every major crisis this country has faced, at the end of the day, required a willingness of elected officials to sit around the table in earnest and work toward arriving at the best solution given the circumstance. Great leaders, whether found in the President, a Senator, or member of the House of Representatives, know firsthand that the pathway to achieving effective public policy when the...
September 28th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, Stereotypes & Labels with 1 Comment
Despite the daily barrage of racist incidents, the continual practice of institutional and social racism and discrimination, there are communities that not only care enough, but are also committed enough to confront racism head-on. They are to be commended.Perhaps, if the major media would shine the light on the good news about race relations as often as they do about the bad news, we might...
September 26th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, Setting It Straight with 1 Comment
If we cannot count on the younger and future generations to invest in understanding the disparities that exist because of the past conditions, policies, and practices of the generations that came before them; what hope is there that we will ever eliminate racism, and discrimination?The most recent incident among the many, is the announcement by Republican students at the University of California...
September 26th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 67 Comments
When you examine any of the quality of life indicators — whether it is the amount of wealth and the rate of employment, the quality of health or access to healthcare services, ghetto dwelling or equal access to quality housing, and access to quality education or the educational achievement gap — it seems that the darker your skin the worst you are by any of those measures.Evidence abounds — too...
September 26th, 2011
Written by Dominique Apoll... in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 17 Comments
IntroductionThe “Millennial Generation” (born post-1980, ages 18-30) is the largest, most racially and ethnically diverse generation of individuals the United States has ever known. Unsurprisingly, public opinion surveys provide evidence that young people are more open-minded than their parents’ or grandparents’ generations about inter-racial friendships and relationships. However, too many...