Category Archives: African Americans

Diane Ravitch in conversation with Julian Vasquez Heilig

Last night I had a chance to sit down with Diane Ravitch on Zoom and discuss what should be next for the US public education system. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae.

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BREAKING NEWS: Texas has first statewide African American studies course

After an extensive review, development and political process, Texas State Board of Education members Georgina Perez and Aicha Davis et al. have shepherded the first African American studies course to completion. Exclusive to Cloaking Inequity, I have obtained a draft of the new course that will receive a final vote today at the Texas State Board of Education. It is

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Debating statewide African American studies course LIVE in Texas

Watch the Texas State Board of Education debate about statewide African American studies course LIVE right now: http://adminmonitor.com/tx/tea/committee_of_the_full_board/20200416 Also see prior post Will Texas be the first for African American studies? Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae.

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Upcoming Symposium Examines Toll of Mass Incarceration

A two-day symposium at the University of Kentucky will connect academic and community voices on issues surrounding mass incarceration. Organized by the UK College of Education, Punishing Trauma will examine the impact and consequences of punishment and surveillance on children, families, and communities. “Punishing Trauma looks at the systemic effects of racial disciplinary practices, public policy gaps, the criminal justice

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