Tag Archives: minority education

American Indian College Fund Director, Joe Pytka, Receives One Club Honor

Contrary to the above headline, advertising legend Joe Pytka is most known for the hundreds of commercials he’s directed for the world’s largest brands including Nike, Pepsi, McDonalds, and the NFL.  Pytka also directed iconic music videos such as Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel ” that had a profound impact on all [...]

How Tribal Colleges Reverse Boarding School Native Education Legacy

Education was a tool used by the U.S. government to try to assimilate American Indians. This Week in Indian Country’s piece, “Schools for Scandal,” illustrates the history behind U.S. policy to assimilate American Indians in boarding schools. Richard Henry Pratt, a former U.S. Army officer, summed up the government policy in the late 1800s that was carried [...]

Tucson Schools Bans Books by Native, Chicano, and Latino Authors

Tucson schools are banning The reading list of removed books in minority education includes works by acclaimed Native American, Chicano and Latino authors. Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and works by Henry David Thoreau also appear on the list, which includes: • “Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years,” a 20-year-old textbook which features an essay by Tucson [...]