Continuing the conversation on race

Isabel Wilkerson Image

America’s racial hierarchy functions like a caste system somewhat like those in India and Nazi Germany. While this assertion from Isabel Wilkerson’s acclaimed “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” is not necessarily new among civil rights historians, the 2020 book debuted at the perfect time to contribute to the national dialogue on racial inequity. Jolivette […]

Living the data life

Data Mine

Data is often called a language – one that few people speak well. On the other hand, those who are proficient with data and technology might not be as effective when it comes to writing a report, giving an oral presentation, or speaking a foreign language. What if we could change that? The Data Mine […]

Interdisciplinary engagement

For people with community service ingrained in them, the question is not whether to get involved, but where. Venetria Patton, head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and professor of English and African American studies, knew she would continue her work with the NAACP when she moved to the Lafayette area in 2003. However, it […]