HBCU Digest: “HBCUs – The Institutional Antidote to White Fragility” by Tameka Bradley Hobbs, Ph.D.

This is my latest for HBCU Digest. When I saw Alicia's post for the first time, I was blown away by the way that she voiced so many of the complexities that come along with being black and educated in our society. I knew I had to unpack it. I'm really grateful to the Ahalt family for allowing me to share their story. “The antiblackness of both blacks and whites means that HBCUs are viewed, many times unfairly, as less than optimal options. But, interes

Life and Death in the Tongue: The Power of Talking (or Not Talking) About Race

Life and Death in the Tongue: The Power of Talking (or Not Talking) About Race
By Tameka Bradley Hobbs, Ph.D. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” – Proverbs 18:21 For the past year, I’ve worked with a passionate group of citizens in the community of Miami Shores to engage in conversations about race and history. Recognizing the demographic realities, as well as social and political inequities, in their community, the South Florida People of Color (the organization)