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.

November 17th, 2010
Written by Sharon Sebastian in National Collegiate Dialogue with 35 Comments
Darwin's Racist Book Cover
Black is good, white is bad. Black is bad, white is good. Which is it? Most Americans know that neither generalization is true. Individual character determines quality, not money in the bank, the neighborhood where you live, or the color of your skin.Yet, increased racial tensions have caught Americans off guard. Headlines increasingly report people of all colors, in and out of the government,...
November 2nd, 2010
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 36 Comments
Obama Book cover
About race and ethnicity, that is.Rather than just participating in a sporadic conversation born of out of a reaction to some incident beamed to us by satellite via our favorite medium of communication, or something we witnessed at work or play, we must willingly engage in whatever opportunity that presents itself as we go about our daily lives.All forms of passive engagement only require a...
November 2nd, 2010
Written by Sam Richards in National Collegiate Dialogue with 26 Comments
Sam Richards
Sam Richards is a sociologist and award-winning teacher who has been inspiring undergraduate students at Penn State since 1990. In an effort to explain to his students about the social and sociological issues facing our world today, he created this video titled: A Radical Experiment In EmpathyEvery semester, 725 students register for his Race and Ethnic Relations course, one of the most popular...
October 25th, 2010
Written by Gil Villagran MSW in National Collegiate Dialogue with 62 Comments
ICE agent
The official and vigilante deportation of Mexicans from the U.S. began immediately after Mexico's loss of half its territory at the conclusion of that war of conquest, cheerfully called Manifest Destiny by the journalists of the day. Such deportations continue to this day. Learn about some of this history.Part One:The deportation of Mexicans is a perennial American event—predictable as hurricanes...
October 25th, 2010
Written by Jennifer L. Dillman Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 14 Comments
Segregated cafe
Cultural Diversity Based On: G. W. Allport ~The Nature of Prejudice (1954) Intergroup Contact TheoryIntroduction: Research on the causes of prejudice has been extensive, and though society has traditionally ascribed factors of prejudice to conscious issues of race, gender, and socioeconomic status, more recent views have broadened the concept. Before 1954, the concepts of prejudice and other...


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