Advancing Racial Equality in Higher Education

Advancing Racial Equality in Higher Education: launch of edited collection

RACE.ED and Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power have published a new collection of essays exploring racial justice work in higher education, titled Advancing Racial Equality in Higher Education. The collection follows on from the event “Racial Equity Work in the University and Beyond: The Race Equality Charter in Context”, which explored what racial equality means in higher education and was organized following publication of the report of a large-scale review of the Race Equality Charter.

Nasar Meer

Concepts in practice and doing things in other ways

It’s been an immense privilege to be part of the founding team of RACE.ED, first as Director and then as a network member this past year under the stewardship of its present co-Directors Dr Katucha Bento and Dr Shaira Vadasaria and administrator Michaelagh Broadbent. 

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Mzungu and global white supremacy

Discussions of contemporary white supremacy are seemingly everywhere: the election of Donald Trump and the January 6th insurrection, the murder of George Floyd, Brexit, the rise of the Alternative Right and white supremacist violence, and the coordinated efforts to deny racism and not educate children about the history and contemporary reality of race.

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Poetic insubmission of the orality of Black women word-crafters in slams

The poem of the slammer Rool Cerqueira is an example of spoken textuality which is born from literary activities erupting in Brazil, especially in the favelas and periferias (marginalized and often criminalized urban areas), with the construction of other narratives and poetic forms that are the unfolding of the effervescent creativity and reading of the society by people who at times are not represented in literature.

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Haitian, Bahamian, both or neither?

On 24 September 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the contributions and experiences of people of African descent to the United States. Engraved on one of the walls of the museum reads, ‘I, too, sing America’.

Mother Frances Butler

Uncovering philanthropy in the Caribbean

After living in Miami, Florida, for several years, Mother Frances Butler returned to her home in Nassau, Bahamas and founded the Mother’s Club, which provided social welfare support to the Bahamian Black community.