Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing will be an important recommended text in #AAS300, The Case for Reparations. Medaase paa, @ProfClaiborne for the recommendation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDB0y-dWDOE&feature=share

“Here my intent is to stimulate, not to sate. To pose the question, to invite the debate. To cause America to compensate, after three and a half centuries, for a long-avoided wrong.” from “The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks” by Randall Robinson

Malcolm Gladwell on Why Human Potential is Being Squandered. How do our institutions interfere with how well we maximize human potential? https://goo.gl/KhKUC4

Carlos is a brilliant student from South Los Angeles. He attends an exclusive private school on an academic scholarship. He is the kind of person the American meritocracy is supposed to reward. But in the hidden details of his life lies a cautionary tale about how hard it is to rise from the bottom toContinue reading “Malcolm Gladwell on Why Human Potential is Being Squandered. How do our institutions interfere with how well we maximize human potential? https://goo.gl/KhKUC4”

Trump-Sessions DOJ, USSC Affirm NFL Team’s use of Racial Slur

By Ian Shapira and Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post.   “Washington R*dsk!ns win trademark fight over the team’s name”  The Washington R*dsk!ns logo is seen on the field before the start of a football game in Landover, Md. A Native American group fighting the team over its trademark registrations dropped its years-long legal fight onContinue reading “Trump-Sessions DOJ, USSC Affirm NFL Team’s use of Racial Slur”