The Professor is an academic blog that reflects my teaching and professional relationships with both colleagues and students. It reflects my concerns and passion for the history profession, as well as current political and social issues. It even makes some attempts at making me appear human. Though I am a Christian and share the beliefs of what is one of the premier independent Christian schools in the nation, this blog is not associated with my employer, Houston Christian High School.
"People of color, be they African-American, Native American, Asian, Middle Eastern or whatever ethnic group, have spent years discovering their roots, developing a keen pride in their heritage, and accepting who they are. So don’t expect the current crop of prospective faculty to fit into your conservative profile. Many of them will not, and, frankly, I don’t think they should even try! Is that shocking? Is that unacceptable to you and your clientele? Then, perhaps, diversity is really not for you. If a turban or a dashiki pants suit offends, then so will diversity! Diversity by definition implies that the status quo will be upset."