Orginal Publication Date
Explorations in Ethnic Studies
Since the inception of NAIES, the matter of the organization serving as a communications network has been one of some concern. The need for this kind of activity within the Association is self-evident. When a program, person, or institution encounters difficulty, the existence of a vehicle which can bring to bear external pressure can often be extremely useful. Some might raise the question of being seen as an “outside agitator,” but given the scope of the membership of NAIES, this kind of pressure can often be brought from closeby. The matter of a network for communication also opens the door to increased community involvement. While a minority community might not understand the internal intrigues of academic harassment, they should and can understand attempts to undermine ethnic and minority programs, from whatever source, especially from a media element.
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