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.

October 19th, 2010
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 29 Comments
Colorado Billboard
It would be easy to say that the continual display of disrespect for President Barack Obama is the ultimate example that racism in this country is alive and well. No doubt, a case could be made that indeed the perpetrators and those who condone such acts are indeed racists.What else can we conclude about the recent billboard in western Colorado that depicts President Barack Obama, in living color...
October 18th, 2010
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 44 Comments
Suburban neighborhood
The flight to suburbia – once a one-way trip to escape crime, poor schools, and deteriorating neighborhoods – is now more and more of a roundtrip phenomenon. The landscape of America’s suburbs – once considered safe “controllable” utopias – is changing, with rapid population growth amid growing economic, housing, and educational challenges.Today, many suburban areas find themselves confronted...
October 18th, 2010
Written by Jesus Hernandez in National Collegiate Dialogue with 6 Comments
Foreclosure sign
Summary:Explanations for the current mortgage meltdown fail to mention how the wave of foreclosures resulting from the concentration of subprime loans in predominantly nonwhite neighborhoods actually played a critical role in setting the Wall Street financial crisis in motion. Placing the phenomenon of racially concentrated subprime loans, mortgage defaults, and foreclosures within the historical...
October 12th, 2010
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 48 Comments
Closing the racial divide
We are America — all of us who are citizens of this great and incredible land. In our history, there have not been many issues that have challenged, and confronted us, that we retreated from, leaving the outcome to chance, especially when those challenges threatened the principles, policies, and practices that made us uniquely American. More often than not, we have taken the lead, made the...
October 11th, 2010
Written by Matthew Ari Jendian MA Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 13 Comments
Indentured servitude
Preparing For An Honest Dialogue: Examining The Sociology Of RaceCompiled by, Matthew A. Jendian, Ph.D.Associate Professor & Chair of SociologyCalifornia State University, Fresno(The following essay is compiled from excerpts of Allan G. Johnson’s Privilege, Power, & Difference, McGraw Hill, 2000, and Paula S. Rothenberg’s White Privilege, Worth Publishers, 2005, which I have adapted,...


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