Matthew Clair is a PhD student in sociology at Harvard. He regularly contributes to The Diverse Arts Project.
The idea that black leaders are only concerned with crying "racism!" is a conservative myth that ignores the structural realities of the work they're doing for the black community.
To close the achievement gap, we must focus on literacy. We can improve literacy skills by creatively grouping, integrating across the curriculum, and communicating with students.
Websites which keep track of a user's social networking "influence" are hardly about proliferating the author's views and more about corporatizing him or her.
The election of America's first black president could have been the start of a post-racial, but three years after President Obama's historic victory, racial tension is worse than before.