James Michael Brodie
Writer/author -- James Michael Brodie, a University of Colorado graduate in English, is a Baltimore-based writer, journalist, and author. His books include "Created Equal: The Lives and Ideas of Black American Innovators" and "Sweet Words So Brave: The Story of African American Literature." His current in-the works project is a collection of personal narratives tentatively titled "The CU Black and Gold Project."
What a NY Times study found was that colleges like CU sought students from high schools in more affluent and White neighborhoods while ignoring talented students in less affluent, less White areas. They specifically cited CU's recruiting practices as an example.
Self-proclaimed critics attempted to tie Michael Brown to the Gangsta Life of the rap songs and violence, concluding that a kid with no criminal record was no better than a thug. Perhaps these critics have forgotten about the past, when young children idolized the pirates of the 1700s, the cowboys of the 1800s Old West, and the gangsters, bank robbers and killers of the early 1900s for their criminal exploits.
Have you ever asked yourself why someone would decide that it was somehow important to conduct comparatives studies on the intellectual outcomes of human beings based solely on skin...