About AB

Student Affairs Professional, Social Justice Educator

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  • AB shared from College Students' Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students by Terrell L. Strayhorn
    I had an unapologetic interest in and commitment to understanding the experiences of Black men in higher education, in part reflecting curiosity about my own educational experiences.
  • AB shared from College Students' Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students by Terrell L. Strayhorn
    To excel, students must feel a sense of belonging in school (or college), and therefore educators must work to create conditions that foster belongingness among students.
  • AB shared from College Students' Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students by Terrell L. Strayhorn
    Sense of belonging is “a critical aspect in retaining all students and particularly students of color” (Maestas et al., 2007, p. 238).
  • AB shared from Race Manners: Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans by Bruce A. Jacobs
    Even if you are acquainted with a person and disapprove of his or her black or white partner, your opinion is worth no more than the experience it is etched on. But when you make snap judgments of strangers, in public, based solely on the film loops in your own mind, you commit a worse offense: you are dumping your garbage into the personal space of perfect strangers.
  • AB shared from The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
    But, much more importantly, two facts shone clearly from this research: in the words of J. Craig Venter, then head of Celera Genomics, “Race is a social concept, not a scientific one. We all evolved in the last 100,000 years from the same small number of tribes that migrated out of Africa and colonized the world.” Each person shares 99.99 percent of the genetic material of every other human being.