Donald Earl Collins
I have written for more than fifteen years on topics such as multiculturalism, education reform and African American identity. My articles have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Washington Post, Teachers College Record, Academe Magazine, Radical Society and The Guardian. I am also the author of Boy @ The Window: A Memoir (2013) and Fear of a “Black” America: Multiculturalism and the African American Experience (2004). I am an Associate Professor of History with University of Maryland University College

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Affirmative Whiteness

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For now, race-based affirmative action in US higher education remains constitutional, as the Supreme Court ruled in June via Fisher v. University of Texas II. Still, one fact remains evident: for many Americans, the idea of any Black applicant being more qualified to attend any predominantly White university than any White applicant is simply inconceivable.…