It’s Time To Put Down the Mochas & Moscatos: Race, Activism & Campus Revolution

  • Toby S Jenkins Georgia Southern University
Keywords: Activism, Race, Oppression, Education, Youth, College

Abstract

In this essay, the issue of race is explored from a historical and social perspective, with a particular focus on educational institutions. The author calls for a stronger effort to dismantle racism; a more supportive and encouraging response to student activism by colleges and universities, and a rejection of neutrality in the battle with systemic racism.

Author Biography

Toby S Jenkins, Georgia Southern University
Assistant Professor, Education Leadership, Technology & Human Development.  Her professional background includes ten years of experience as a student affairs administrator focusing on issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice education at Penn State University, University of Maryland, George Mason University, University of Hawaii, and Georgia Southern University.  Her research interests focus on how communities of color use culture as a politic of social survival, a tool of social change, and a medium for transformative education. She is also interested in the ways in which culture influences students’ perceptions of the purpose of education and their commitment to community based leadership.
Published
2017-04-29
Section
Creative Works & Self-Reflections