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For non-Western scholars, Dutch universities are hostile environments

For non-Western scholars, Dutch universities are hostile environments

Dutch academic institutions have a reputation for being global and international in their outlook. For many, they embody the very best of the Netherlands’ socially tolerant and liberal society. As a non-white academic from a non-Western country who has worked there, I disagree. Like many others, I saw an academic career in the Netherlands as […] … learn more→

Learning to be offended by microaggression

Learning to be offended by microaggression

The recent riots at Berkeley are no accident; we’re training our college students to get upset at the silliest little things…it’s no surprise they violently nuts when significant things are being discussed. But today I want to talk about tiny little things, aka microaggressions. A few years ago, the entire concept of microaggression was just […] … learn more→