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Today in History: Nelson Mandela Is Inaugurated 

On May 10, 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013), leader of the African National Congress, was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa. He was the first fully, democratically elected president in his country, and he held office as President of South Africa until June 16th, 1999. A lawyer by profession, Mandela dedicated his …

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Today in History: Violence over School Busing in Boston 

On September 12, 1974, violence erupted in Boston over racial busing. Angry white protestors hurled eggs, bricks, bottles, and other objects at buses carrying Afro-American children to recently de-segregated schools, following a court ruling in Morgan v. Hennigan, a class action lawsuit against the Boston School Committee on behalf of fourteen black parents and forty-four …

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Today in History: Obama Publishes Dreams from My Father 

Did you know that Barack Obama, son of a black African father, and white American mother -- and 44th president of the United States -- originally published Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance on July 18, 1995? A memoir that became a number one bestseller when it was reissued in 2004, …

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Saint Patrick’s Day 

St. Patrick's Day is typically marked with shamrocks, Irish music, Guinness, and lots and lots of green (like this photo of the Chicago River). Many people, regardless of ancestral heritage, celebrate this Irish cultural festivity around the world. But what does (and did) it mean to be Irish, particularly in the United States? In the …

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Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations 

Title: Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations Editors: Miguel E. Gallardo & Brian W. McNeill Publisher: Brunner-Routledge Call Number: RC455.4.E8 I72 2009 From the Publisher: Over the past two decades, there has been an increase in the need to prepare and train mental health personnel in working with diverse …

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Flashback Fridays: Race 

This topic has quite a few postings about it within L@L, but it also allowed us to showcase some of our neighbor Pressible sites' work, and so we are including some posts from The Voice in this week's list as well. You also will see one of our features "Check It Out" heavily represented, which …

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Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation’s Most Complex School System 

Title: Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation's Most Complex School System Editors: Jennifer A. O'Day, Catherine S. Bitter, and Louis M. Gomez Publisher: Harvard University Press Call Number: LA339.N5 E38 2011 From the Publisher: Written in an accessible style by highly respected scholars, the papers in this volume document and …

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What If All the Kids Are White? Anti-Bias Multicultural Education with Young Children and Families 

Title: What if all the kids are white? : anti-bias multicultural education with young children and families Author: Louise Derman-Sparks, Patricia G. Ramsey   foreword by Carol Brunson Day Publisher: Teachers College Press Call Number: LC1099.3 .D47 2011 From the Publisher: In this compelling volume, distinguished educators tackle a frequently asked question about multicultural education: How do I teach about racial and cultural diversity if all my students are white? The authors propose …

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Racial and cultural dynamics in group and organizational life: Crossing boundaries 

Title: Racial and cultural dynamics in group and organizational life: Crossing boundaries Author: Mary B. McRae and Ellen L. Short Publisher: Sage Publications Call Number: HT1521 .M377 2010 From the Publisher: This book presents a theoretical framework for understanding leadership and authority in group and organizational life. Using relational psychoanalytic and systems theory, the …

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Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Selected Readings 

Title: Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Selected Readings Editor: Bennett, Milton J. Publisher: Intercultural Press From the Publisher: "How do people understand one another when they do not share a common cultural experience?" This is the first fundamental question posed in editor Milton J. Bennett's Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication. The ideas contained in this …

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Educating our Black children : new directions and radical approaches 

Title: Educating our Black children : new directions and radical approaches Author :  Richard Majors (Ed) Publisher: London   New York : Routledge/Falmer Call number: LC2806.G7 E39 2001 From the Publisher: Exclusion and miseducation of black children is endemic in the US and UK. This book takes a long, hard look at the two countries and uncovers what they can learn from each other in their approaches to tackling this problem. The material …

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Ethnically qualified : race, merit, and the selection of urban teachers, 1920-1980 

Title: Ethnically qualified  : race, merit, and the selection of urban teachers, 1920-1980  Author :  Christina Collins Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press Call number: LB2835.26.N7 C65 2011 From the Publisher: Why did the New York City school district once have the lowest ratio of minority teachers to minority students of any large urban school system in the country? Using an array of historical sources, this provocative book explores …

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Revisiting the Civil Rights movement through multicultural children’s books 

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day recently past, I thought it was quite fitting that I came upon two picture books, Freedom on the Menu: the Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford (Call no. PZ7.W3535 Fr 2005) and Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles (Call no. PZ7.W6474 Fr 2001, both …

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Hip Hop Desis 

Title: Hip Hop Desis : South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a global race consciousness Author: Nitasha Tamar Sharma Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2010 Check it out! ML3918.R37 S53 2010 From the publisher: Hip Hop Desis explores the aesthetics and politics of South Asian American (desi) hip hop artists. Nitasha Tamar Sharma argues …

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Unequal Fortunes  ☆

Ms. Laura Scheiber, Ph.D. candidate, and Juan Carlos Reyes, Executive Assistant to the President of Teachers College, on Tuesday, September 14th, read from and discussed the compelling book, Unequal Fortunes: Snapshots from the South Bronx, (Teachers College Press, June 2010). The book, which was co-authored with President Emeritus Arthur Levine, is a highly personal account …

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Doing Race 

With the goal of illuminating our trouble in talking about race, Stanford University professors Hazel Markus and Paula Moya, of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity,  conducted an engaging talk drawn from their newly published volume Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century (W.W. Norton, Inc., 2010). Their acclaimed, edited work …

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The Delicate Balance 

When she appeared on our Evanston doorstep the morning my parents left for the West Coast, I thought we were in for big trouble: Keyes was as wide as our refrigerator and wore gold-rimmed, granny glasses on the brim of her nose as black as molasses. Like everyone else, we never knew her first name. …

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How Does it Feel to be a Problem? 

How does it feel to be a problem?: being young and Arab in America Author: Moustafa Bayoumi Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008 Check It Out:  E184.A65 B35 2008 From the Publisher: Just over a century ago, W.E.B. Du Bois posed a provocative question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: “How …

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More Than Just Race 

Title: More than just race: being black and poor in the inner city Author: William Julius Wilson Publisher: New York: Norton & Company, c2009 Check It Out: HN90.S6 W55 2009 From Publishers Weekly: Harvard sociologist Wilson (The Declining Significance of Race) makes a bold effort to reframe current debates on the relationship between race and …

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