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.

January 10th, 2011
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Please sign up to be a part of this historical nationwide initiative. Join the sustained conversation on race relations in America and across the globe.
December 6th, 2010
Written by Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 8 Comments
During this semester, a class at the University of North Carolina — Greensboro, under the instruction of Prof. Darlene X. Rodriguez, examined the phenomenon of group identity in America. In giving the assignment, Prof. Rodriguez provided the framework and some specific guidelines.Each student had to select from one of the following conceptual frameworks: Ethnic Identity, Ethnocentrism, Identity...
November 29th, 2010
Written by Gil Villagran MSW in National Collegiate Dialogue with 38 Comments
Calling certain immigrants Illegal Aliens in this nation founded by uninvited, yet initially welcomed Europeans would be ironic if it were not a perennial dehumanization of one immigrant group by another.The story of America is replete with all manner of invasion, conquest, plunder, enslavement of one people by another, theft of property and of children, and ultimately — formal strategic warfare...
November 29th, 2010
Written by Jamila Aisha Brown in National Collegiate Dialogue with 23 Comments
SynopsisWhen icebergs collide, the first impact occurs below the surface. Similarly, conflicts regarding racial/ethnic differences clash beneath the surface of one’s complexion. Despite the presence of an African-American president in office racial, ethnic, and religious tensions in the country are running high. The fallacious image of a placid racially harmonious iceberg hinders the United...
November 18th, 2010
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 55 Comments
The culturally inherited and self-imposed ceilings that govern our daily lives are numerous and powerful. They often go unnoticed, or maybe unacknowledged, as they influence our thoughts and actions when we interact with each other.When we think of ceilings that confine us, the one that most readily comes to mind is the glass ceiling that has been alleged, or proven to exist in many corporations...


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