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.

March 7th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 34 Comments
A Mississippi organization, The Sons of Confederate Veterans, is seeking to have a commemorative license plate named after a famous Confederate General. That within itself is not the problem. But the General they seek to honor is: General Nathan Bedford Forrest.While Nathan Bedford Forrest earned the reputation of being a great cavalry leader in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, there...
February 21st, 2011
Written by Larry Adelman in National Collegiate Dialogue with 53 Comments
Editors Note: James Kenneth Duah-Agyeman, Ph.D., and Diane Swords, of Syracuse University submitted this article. With the amount of materials presented, this article will remain on the conversation for two weeks."By far the best documentary series on race of the last decade."~Troy Duster, president, American Sociological AssociationWe tend to believe that the world’s people come divided into...
February 14th, 2011
Written by Leon Bynum - Visiting Scholar- Francis Hsu Caritas College in National Collegiate Dialogue with 13 Comments
Gentrification in Harlem was in its incipient stages during the early 1980s. Revitalization’s potential causatum, whether positive or negative, was not totally clear at that point. While it began with residential restructuring, gentrification eventually came to include commercial redevelopment, ranging from retail services to entertainment options. While gentrification can be seen to bring about...
February 14th, 2011
Written by John Markert - Associate Professor of Sociology in National Collegiate Dialogue with 57 Comments
AbstractAccording to Hubert Blalock’s 1967 power-threat theory, the larger the minority group’s size the greater the threat to the majority group. Most of Blalock’s examples, and much of the subsequent empirical investigation into the power-threat thesis, focus on Anglo and African American relations.Changing demographics will likely alter existing majority-minority relations as Hispanics...
February 8th, 2011
Written by Peter W. Brusoe - American University in National Collegiate Dialogue with 10 Comments
By 2050, America will be a nation of minorities. What are the implications?In 1916, the people of Montana elected Jeanette Rankin to serve in the United States House. Ninety years later, we finally had our first female Speaker of the House. Two Hundred Fourteen years after the signing of the constitution, Sen. Joe Lieberman was nominated as the Democratic Candidate for Vice President. He was the...


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