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White People Are Right: They Built This Country

America is angry.<p>Conservatives are mad for the same reasons they wanted to oust Obama, Muslims, immigrants and anyone who doesn’t support the …

Maxine Waters

PhD completion: an evidence-based guide for students, supervisors and universities

Many students enrol in a Master or PhD postgraduate research degree, but few complete them. From 2010-2016, 437,030 domestic and international …

Pedagogy

'So You Want To Talk About Race' Is The One Book Every White Person Should Read This Year, And These Quotes Explain Why

It is impossible to talk about American culture and politics in 2018 without talking about race and the many ways in which it touches every aspect of …

Putting Enslaved Families’ Stories Back in the Monticello Narrative

Two-and-a-half months had passed since Velma Williams’ 96th birthday on July 4, 2016, but never one to let her age get to her, she wanted to …

The Periodic Table of Data Science

(This article was first published on <b>DataCamp Blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>This periodic table can serve as a guide to navigate the key …

3 Core Tenets Of Leadership Storytelling.

What can we learn from Starbucks’ crisis in Philadelphia? Now the company must live the narrative it is creating.<p>On May 29th 2018, millions of coffee drinkers were not able to get their daily java at Starbucks. Eight thousand stores were closed for training, the company’s response to the arrest of …

Countries looted by Britain should get two minute 'supermarket sweep' at British Museum, says BBC historian

A BBC historian has suggested the British Museum should have a Supermarket Sweep where countries which were plundered by the British Empire have two …

Here's the Only Definition of Leadership That Matters

Forget the more complex definitions you've seen and heard. Use this one instead.<p><i>You're always right, and you like to let people know.</i><p><i>You get to decide how things run, and when you do, it is going to be a golden rule. Because, at the end of the day, you own the gold and you rule.</i><p><i>You're bossy by</i> …

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

A recent study from the Southern Poverty Law Center traces our ignorance to our schools, and provides a path to solving this problem.<p>Several years …

Climate Change in the American Mind: March 2018

Report Summary<p>Our latest national survey finds that <b>a large majority of Americans think global warming is happening</b>, outnumbering those who don’t by 5 …

George Mason

Want To Be A Great Storyteller? First, Break These Habits

The story you decide to tell matters just as much as how you decide to tell it.<p>You’ve heard dozens of times that you’re more likely to engage your audience when you tell a story in your presentation. A story that’s powerful and relevant can galvanize people and inspire action. But even otherwise …

Why so many data scientists are leaving their jobs

Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone …

Data Science

What happens when you put African philosophies at the centre of learning

What happens when African philosophies and practices are placed at the centre of learning? How can teachers and students on the continent use the …

Pedagogy

See George Washington in his home with ARtGlass, an AR storytelling experience

Ever been to a historical place – say George Washington’s Mt. Vernon home – and wished you could see more than just a room full of old …

We can’t talk about reconciliation while we’re still justifying killing Indigenous people

In the wake of Gerald Stanley’s acquittal for the killing of Colten Boushie, I’ve been struggling with a mix of anger, sadness, anxiety, and …

From the Green Book to Facebook, how black people still need to outwit racists in rural America

A historical travel guide once listed safe pit stops for black motorists in Jim Crow America. When a family sought similar advice on Facebook last year, they were deluged with replies<p>Over a barbecue grill last summer in a park in Springfield, Missouri, Jonathan Herbert and his friend Marlin Barber …

Travel Guides

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

The Role of African Americans in World War I

Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, the nation’s 9.8 million African Americans held a tenuous place in society. Ninety percent of African …

Black History

Grieving Difficult History: There’s a Place for That | Theresa Coble | TEDxGatewayArch

The U.S. Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem

You might think that the kind of extreme poverty that would concern a global organization like the United Nations has long vanished in this country. Yet the special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, recently made and reported on an investigative tour of the United …

Income Inequality

A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

Christian Picciolini was 14 years old when he attended the first gathering of what would become the Hammerskin Nation, a violent, white-power skinheadgroup. Looking back, he describes his introduction to the group as receiving a "lifeline of acceptance."<p>"I felt a sort of energy flow through me that …

Neo-nazism

A Century Later, a Little-Known Mass Hanging of Black Soldiers Still Haunts Us

×<p>1 of 5<p>Sixty-three black soldiers were represented by one lawyer in the largest court martial in U.S. history, the first of three that followed the …

The Story of Cudjo Lewis — The Last Living Slave Brought To America

As a slave, he went by the name "Cudjo," a day-name given to boys born on a Monday, as the slavers could not pronounce the name "Kossola."The post …

'Mudbound' Has More To Say About Whiteness In America Than Any Other Trump-Era Movie

A person doesn't have to be hateful in order to be racist.<p>The new Netflix movie “Mudbound,” directed by Dee Rees, is an epic about race in the Deep South in the aftermath of World War II. It is also, in a way, about something that happened a few weeks ago.<p>“The other day,” Rees told me recently, “I …

Women of Color

‘Come meet a black person’ networking event is a real thing in America

America’s racial division is as old as the country itself.<p>Don’t get me wrong, we’ve made immense progress. But once in a while, something so racially …

Wellbeing enhanced more by places than objects, study finds

Research using brain scans finds people experience feelings of contentment from places more than from objects such as photographs or wedding rings<p>The poet WHAuden is credited with first coining the word “topophilia” to describe a strong emotional pull to a special place.<p>Now scientific research, …

Self-improvement

Millennials Perceive 'Good Leadership' Differently Than Everyone Else--and They're Right

Millennials get a bad rap. Here's what leaders should really know about the U.S.'s largest workforce.<p>I was recently working with the CEO of a large technology firm in Boston who, over dinner, began venting about his employees. He told me that many of them felt entitled, were lazy, and expected …

The Dark Side of Resilience

Resilience, defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events, is a highly sought-after personality trait in the modern workplace. As Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant argue in their recent book, we can think of resilience as a sort of …