Amaka Okechukwu is an Associate Professor of George Mason University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She is an interdisciplinary scholar engaged in research on social movements, race, community studies, and Black archives.
Affirmative action does not solve all of our social problems, but it is a clear pathway into selective higher education for underrepresented students.8 December 2020
What masquerades as colorblind ideology and practice is actually anything but. While dismantling civil rights-era policy and gains for decades, “colorblind” policies provide a cover for the belief that one's whiteness endows you with an elevated social status, a belief scholar-activist W. E. B. Du Bois called the “psychological wage” of whiteness.8 December 2020
People forget that affirmative action in the post-civil rights period is a means of desegregation.24 October 2020