Among many hot-button issues in higher education, few reach the stratospheric temperatures of affirmative action, though one of the country’s most celebrated educators comfortably counts himself a beneficiary of quota politics.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. — Harvard history professor, author and, most recently, television producer — will speak about his own journey from curious 9-year-old to public intellectual at the Race and Pedagogy Conference held Sept. 25-27 at the University of Puget Sound. Gates joins a high-profile lineup that includes political activist Angela Davis and environmentalist Winona LaDuke.
United under the theme, “What Now is the Work of Education and Justice?” the conference aims to engage educators — from kindergarten through college — around this question.
Race, however, is rarely an easy topic to tackle.More