Browsing All Posts filed under »Diversity, Equity and Inclusion«

Christians in America

October 25, 2020


Not too long ago I read an article, “After the Culture War,” by Barton Swain in his column on “Politics” in the WSJ, October 3-4. When I see the words “culture” and “wars” these days, or someone who actually calls himself a political something-or-another, or in this case a political writer, I usually turn to […]

What is being read at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

August 9, 2020


I recently read where the Division of DEI at UA will host a “common read” of the New York Times best-selling book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo beginning at the end of July.. I thought, well I should probably take a look at a […]

Diversity, moving from theory to practice

July 18, 2020


We left off a few weeks ago with the commitment to diversity made explicit in 2008 by various official documents issued by the University of Alabama. How was diversity itself to be diversified at UA to include more than just hiring increasing numbers of African American faculty and administrators, and recruiting more students in the […]

Expanding Diversity at the University of Alabama

June 29, 2020


A few weeks ago we began an examination of racial integration, diversity, and its brothers “equity” and “inclusion” in the overall scheme of education across the nation, but more specifically at the University of Alabama for the obvious reason that we are here, not someplace else. At various points between 2008 and today UA moved–in […]

Integrating Alabama as Prelude to Diversity

June 21, 2020


This is the second piece in a series of Op-eds devoted to the subjects of integration, diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University communities of the nation but with particular emphasis on the University of Alabama. This is largely, obviously, since we are here, not in someplace like Boston, Seattle, or Miami. Much of what […]

George Will, California, and Alabama

June 18, 2020


Not too long ago one of George Wills’ columns was devoted to “Higher education’s mandatory political participation.” What in the world was George writing about this time? “Mandatory political participation” of whom, in what? I read on and found myself understanding George this time, almost the first time around.  As usual George approached his subject […]