Category Archives: Latina/os

Straight Talk about Critical Race Theory with Senator Neal

Dr. Anthony Brown (University of Texas Austin), Dr. Greg Vincent (Executive Director of the NAACP Education and Civil Rights Initiative at the University of Kentucky) and I join Senator Gerald Neal to discuss the growing conversation about Critical Race Theory. What is it? Is it taught in our elementary schools? This is a very important conversation considering the current context

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A Very Personal Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

Sharing very personal Latinx Heritage month celebrations for University of Kentucky College of Education community and my family.  Latinx history is American history. See also Hispanic Heritage Month brings push for National Museum of the American Latino In honor of Latinx history month, I hope you will consider matching my $50 gift to the museum in honor of the 2021

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The Inevitability of Racial Bias and Exclusion

Many people may not know that my research career began because of the mentorship of Dr. Sylvia Hurtado at the University of Michigan. I was paired with Dr. Hurtado via the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. I remember interviewing for her research team, and she told me I could join as long as I didn’t fall asleep in the research team

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Thank You Colleen Flaherty

Colleen, I want to thank you for this important piece. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/10/21/scholars-talk-about-being-black-campus-2020 I have shared with our UK College of Education faculty, all of our university’s deans, VP of Diversity, Provost and President. We are committed to this work at the UK College of Education. One third of the faculty we hired last year were Black and 2/3 were people of

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Examining Higher Education Approaches to Advancing Teacher Diversity

I’m looking forward to the conversation today entitled “Examining Higher Education Approaches to Advancing Teacher Diversity” on zoom sponsored by Education Deans for Justice. Education Deans for Justice and Equity (EDJE) is a nationwide alliance of education deans that advances equity and justice in education. The panelists have promised to not to prepare a lot of slides – though there might

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