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.

February 8th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 69 Comments
Immigration reform continues to be one of the most pressing and politically sensitive domestic issues that America faces. It is estimated that more than twelve million illegal immigrants live and work the United States. While different measures are being taken to stop the influx of more immigrants, one imminent and pressing question is: What should be done with the illegal immigrants that are...
January 31st, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 43 Comments
As we commence — yet again — to celebrate black history month, it might serve us well to pause and put a few things in perspective if we ever hope to achieve a society where there will be no need for a black history month. When we will no longer need to have a special designation to celebrate the contributions of any race or ethnic group.But rather, we will have arrived at a point where we...
January 31st, 2011
Written by Julian C. Chambliss Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 1 Comment
African-American Studies, Africana Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, Pan-African Studies are all descriptors for academic and intellectual endeavors in the United States that were developed in response to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. These programs struggle to attract students, obtain funding, and integrate within the broader curriculum on campuses across the...
January 24th, 2011
Written by Francesca Biller in National Collegiate Dialogue with 27 Comments
Anyone who believes race is an irrelevant factor when it comes to America’s healthcare system has not looked at the cold grave facts.Minorities in the U.S. die at higher rates from nearly every known disease in comparison to Whites, and suffer disproportionately from otherwise treatable illnesses because of inadequate or non-existent access to healthcare.The race issue as political rhetoric...
January 24th, 2011
Written by Philip Peedin in National Collegiate Dialogue with 10 Comments
Editors Note: We begin this semester of dialogue with a research paper written by a student from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. The paper was developed as part of a class examining the racial and ethnic makeup of America. This particular research focuses on Muslim Americans, clarifying facts, and some fiction. The author also presents his personal self-reflection on what his...


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