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.

California Banned Affirmative Action in 1996. Inside the UC Struggle for Diversity
Los Angeles Times

Why Scientists Must Stand for Affirmative Action and Against Scientific Racism
Scientific American

Clearing the Path for Future Black Physicists
Physics Today

Why Black Faculty Are Questioning Penn State’s Commitment to Diversity, Anti-Racism
Centre Daily Times
(Penn State University)

Women of Color Athletics Supports Community, Advocacy
Cornell Chronicle

Georgia State University’s Department of Africana Studies Commemorates 1992 Sit-In That Led to the Department’s Creation
Georgia State News Hub

This New Report Details the Educational Barriers Black Students Face in Greater Pittsburgh
Pitt Wire

Daniel Smith, 90, Dies; Thought to Be the Last Child of an Enslaved Person
The New York Times

How America Has Changed Since the First Affirmative-Action Case
The Atlantic

Safe Space or Segregation? Affinity Groups for Teachers, Students of Color
Education Week

If SCOTUS Scraps Affirmative Action, What Happens to Medical Schools?
Medpage Today

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