National Collegiate Dialogue - Racial Discrimination Cases & Discussion is proud to sponsor and host the National Collegiate Dialogue on Race Relations (NCDRR) for the 2014-2015 academic year. This will be the 5th year of the dialogue, which began with the 2010—2011 academic year.

NCDRR provides an excellent opportunity for students to actively participate in a healthy and meaningful exchange about this important issue that continues to pose major challenges in contemporary society. Download the following PDF to learn more about the purpose and objectives of the dialogue, and how it will work during this academic year. Meet the distinguished advisory panel and peruse the participating colleges and universities. You may also view the short video to learn more about the mission of and how it is a good resource for an ongoing conversation to increase understanding across race and ethnicity. 

Please take a moment to Sign Up and Janice Ellis will contact you to provide usernames and passwords that will make it easy for your students to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Janice Ellis at or call at 877-931-2201.

September 13th, 2010
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 37 Comments
Oh, how we carry on a love-hate relationship with color. Color, in all its vibrant variety, is one of the spices of life. It excites and stimulates the imagination. Painters and photographers capture it on canvas. It is captured on the printed page in poetry and prose.We marvel at the awesome beauty and bounty of nature’s parade of color – blossoms and flowers in spring and summer, the maple...
September 7th, 2010
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 0 Comments
USAonRace has established an advisory panel that will provide guidance on the issues/areas of focus for the dialogue during the academic year and assist with determining how we measure the effectiveness of the dialogue process. The purpose of this historic undertaking is to foster a sustained conversation about race relations in America to achieve the following objectives: Explore the state of...
September 6th, 2010
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 4 Comments
Christian cross, Isamic crescent moon and star, and Jewish star of David
In 2002, Bruce Feiler wrote Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths. It became a New York Times booklist bestseller. In the book, Feiler goes to great lengths to show the common origin of the three major religious faiths — Christianity, Islam, and Judaism — by examining the defining role that Abraham plays in the lives of half the world’s believers. The recount of Abraham’s life...
September 6th, 2010
Written by David Wolfford in National Collegiate Dialogue with 3 Comments
Barak Obama
The intense vitriol in the public sphere over the past month against President Obama's healthcare plan — the raucous town halls, insulting signs, the Birthers' crusade, and Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst — begs to what degree these sentiments are fueled by racism as much as ideological differences concerning the president's healthcare proposal. Let's consider some of the acts and...
September 6th, 2010
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 15 Comments
Michele Obama reading to children
Lamenting the dysfunctional state of many of our nation’s public schools has been a perennial refrain for decades. However, to fix what is wrong will require courageous decisions implemented by communities across the country, despite strong resistance. Fortunately, some public schools are producing students who demonstrate high academic achievement, and can compete not only with peers here...


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