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Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Forget the Adversity Score, Just Dump the SAT

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — The College Board, the organization that develops and administers the SAT test, has developed a new “adversity score” to augment the widely used college admissions examination. The fact that the College Board has had to create an “adversity score” is reason enough to discard the badly flawed SAT test, a test that many consider racially biased, and that only measures the likelihood of first-year college success….

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How Strong Is Our Economy?

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — The April unemployment rate, at 3.6 percent, is at its lowest rate since December 1969. Payroll employment increased by more than 250,000, outperforming expectations and reversing the disappointing job creation numbers of last month. First quarter growth was reported at 3.2 percent, a robust figure that exceeds estimates, earlier this year, that growth would be somewhat slower. This perhaps gives the man who lives in the…

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Who Gains When Democracy Is Destroyed?

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Democracy is defined as the government “of the people, by the people, and for the people”. Who are the people who support our contemporary status quo? And how, in marginalizing the will of the people, is democracy destroyed? The long-anticipated Mueller report is a scathing expose’ of at least ten ways the man who calls himself the President of the United States bent or broke the…

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Unfit, Unprepared, Unworthy: Betsy Devoid and the Department of Education

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Betsy “Devoid” (of good sense), also known as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is an aberration, an abomination, an abscess on the complexion of educational policy and equity. She has been so egregious that at least two members of Congress, Katherine Clark (D-Ma) and Mark Pocan (D_WI) have called for her resignation because of her abject indifference to young people, especially those who are Black, Brown and…

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Toward a Living Wage

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — It is unfathomable that the federal minimum wage has not been increased in more than a decade, since 2007, that the wage, at $7.25 per hour has remained flat through recession and recovery, through extremely high unemployment rates and much lower ones. Republicans have absolutely refused to consider minimum wage increases, and in early March rejected a bill that would increase the federal minimum wage to…

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The Myth of Meritocracy

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — William Singer is going to jail. He’s the man who masterminded the college cheating scandal, collecting more than $25 million in bribes between 2011 and 2018 for helping the children of millionaires get into college through what he called “the side door.” More than 50 people got caught up in his scam, including a couple of well-known actresses, and some not so well known corporate CEOs…

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Let’s Call the White Terrorists Out

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — An Australian white nationalist man who says he hates immigrants acted out his hate by murdering at least 49 people and seriously injuring at dozens more.  He directed his ire at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, after posting a hate-filled manifesto that was replete with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim ranting.  It is important to know that it was a WHITE man, not a…

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Let’s Clamp Down on Tobacco and Vaping Product Access for Young People

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Nearly half a million people die every year from complications from smoking. About a tenth of them never put a cigarette to their lips – they die from exposure to second-hand smoke. Death from tobacco is, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of preventable death. But too many people, enticed by advertising, think that smoking is so “cool” that they embrace it….

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The Congressional Black Caucus: Not Always in Headlines, but Never on the Sidelines

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — What does the Congressional Black Caucus do?  It takes Majority Whip James Clyburn to make it understandable.  “It’s not only what we make happen, but what we stop from happening,” Clyburn told a standing room only crowd at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Black History Month Celebration on February 26.  His words are instructive for folks who get their news from sound bites and tweets.  The…

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Four Hundred Years and We Still Ain’t Clear: Distortions of Black History

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — According to some historians, Afrodescendents first entered these united states in 1619 off the coast of Virginia. If we believe that narrative, Afrodescendents have been in this country for 400 years. If the people who were kidnapped and brought here had to tell the story, would they tell the same one? Would they say that we came before Columbus? That some of us might have…

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