NBC’s Parenthood and...

Dr. Nicholas Hartlep My wife and I frequently watched Parenthood on NBC this past fall. Recently the fourth season’s finale aired. As a Korean adoptee, from my perspective, Parenthood portrayed transracial-adopted families inadequately, misrepresenting their experiences from the perspective...

The Faux Kool Aid Of...

By Solomon Sogunru In a recent conversation that took place at my work amongst my African American male coworkers, we were baffled to know that there wasn’t one black man in a senior position. Despite having a black president, this single example exemplifies how covert, sophisticated and...

Commentary on the Mo...

By. Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep Asian Americans are heralded as “model minorities.” What this means is that society views them positively and as American success stories. Educationally speaking Asian Americans also appear to be doing quite well. They score high on the SAT and gain...

In His Own Words: A ...

  By Angelo Baca It is time for minority voices to be heard especially when the possibility of a new Mormon president can happen. As a Native American scholar, I examined the effects of the Mormon Church upon indigenous peoples in the documentary film, “In Laman’s Terms: Looking at...

LEARNING TO TAKE THE...

By  Dr. Brenda Juárez, Lerone Bennett Jr. once asked, “Who is freedom’s friend?” For many in the US, this question is obtuse because the answer is blatantly, even embarrassingly (for you) obvious—we are! The “we” here refers to we, White people—a point underscored by the idea...

The Did and Did Not ...

By Dr. Claude Weathersby It appears that the history of the United States is not something that is considered terribly important for many. Or should I say, the true history as it relates to African Americans is not considered important. Could it be the manner in which social studies and...