Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s

Red Emma’s is hosting Craig Steven Wilder Thursday January 16, 2013 7:30 pm, author of Ebony and Ivy.

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democracy now interview

Ebony and Ivy is a powerful and propulsive study and the first of its kind, revealing a history of oppression behind the institutions usually considered the cradle of liberal politics.

The survival of [colleges] depend on their ability to exploit

[Colleges] are weapons of social destruction

[Colleges are] just social institutions capable of great good and capable of extraordinary destruction…they do the task that we assign them…what they get deployed to do, who is deploying them matters, what the project is matters…we must spend more of our political, social and intellectual energy… thinking about the nature of the projects they are engaged in…it is a function of funding, the disempowerment of low income people and poor communities in decision-making processes, the rise of consultancy and a new kind of expertise that tends to discredit and muffles the voices of parents and communities, teachers etc..a function of what matters to us as people, as citizens
(bold text is interview on Sam Seder show interview

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