Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links presented direct the reader to articles from many different points of view that deal with issues of African Americans in higher education. The articles selected do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of JBHE.

We invite subscribers to e-mail us or tweet @jbhedotcom with suggestions of articles for inclusion in this feature.

What Students Are Saying About Race and Racism in America
The New York Times

Universities Look to the Past to Understand Their Relationships With Race
PBS NewsHour

Why the U.S. Needs More Black Physicians
Haverford News

The Complex History of Alexander Twilight, Nation’s First African American to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
USA Today

Building a Community for Black Male Teachers
Education Week

The Battle for Black Studies: Bending the Arc to Black Thought
The Stanford Daily

Fostering the Next Generation of Black Philosophers at Penn
Penn Today

Black Women in Higher Education: A Reflection on Inequity and Injustice
The Emory Wheel

Most U.S. Schools Teach Black History, but Few Do It Well
The Hub

Africana Studies Department Has Diverse Classes, but Not Diverse Staff
The Daily Athenaeum

How Public Schools Fail to Recognize Black Prodigies
The Conversation

Divine Nine Orgs Continue Tradition of Black Excellence
New Mexico Daily Lobo

African American Studies Expands Course Offerings in Response to Rising Student Demand
BU Today

‘I Won’t Be the Last Black Woman to Leave the College’: At St. Olaf College, Resignations of Black Faculty and Diverse Staff Leave Students Seeking Answers
Sahan Journal

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