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About rigsurfer

A Brother of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, Inc., Joined in Fall 2010. Completed a B.A. in English at North Carolina State University in 2013 and received a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Texas Tech University in 2015. Passionate about Leadership and Diversity as well as Ducks, Scooby Doo, and reading.

The first to Boycott the Bus

Rosa Parks. Wait. No. That’s not right. Let me try this one more time. Claudette Colvin. There we go. Much better. What am I saying? Well, we all know the name Rosa Parks. She was the poised, elegant Black woman … Continue reading

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Absurdity Does Not Begin to Cover This…

So the result of the trial for the officer who shot Philando Castille came out recently…As did the video of his murder. Don’t agree it was murder? Because the jury acquitted him? Watch the video for yourself. Watch the facebook … Continue reading

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Fraternity in the Civil Rights Movement

So I have once more been reading about issues with Greek Life across the country. I have been viewing and reviewing Greek Life positions and taking time to try and discover what the future is for these once grand organizations … Continue reading

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WEB Du Bois

The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line Many recognize the name W.E.B. Du Bois. A visionary for Civil Rights and a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). But … Continue reading

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Why Education?

So I have spent the past year working at a University for their Teachers College. For a quick note to clarify what that means, Universities are generally broken down in the US into colleges. Each college is a grouping of … Continue reading

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The HBCUs (Or what DeVos doesn’t seem to understand)

So Betsy DeVos, our highly lauded (read, incredibly rich yet never having demonstrated any real abilities or experience to fir the role) Secretary of Education, came out last night to speak on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, also known as … Continue reading

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Goodbye Education…

I would like to start by saying I am a huge proponent of education. Having an informed populace is far more important than several other things we as a nation seem to prioritize. Education allows for innovation, change, growth, and … Continue reading

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To My Friends in Texas…

Alright, for those who may be wondering what all the hubbub is about Texas today, it relates to a law which was passed there. This law, referred to as Campus Carry. Campus Carry allows for students who have concealed carry … Continue reading

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“Divisive Rhetoric”?

Ok, I keep hearing this complaint time and again. The argument from many people is that “we don’t need this divisive rhetoric” and “we should come together to talk peaceably.” These are fine sentiments…if they managed to get to the … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter

I really want to talk about this topic. See, I’ve seen a lot of folks calling out this movement based on recent violence against Police Officers which has made the news. There has been a petition sent to the White … Continue reading

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