One Wisconsinite’s Experiences On The Receiving End Of Racism, Decline Of Standardized Tests, Best Books By Black Female Authors

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A Black UW-Madison graduate shares some of the ways he’s experienced racism in his life. Then we talk with an education professor about standardized tests like the SAT going out of favor. And we discuss this year’s list of the top Black Female-written books with a literature professor and one editor of the list.

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    A Black Wisconsinite shares how the theme of racism has woven through his entire life, starting at age ten, and how it affects him today.

  • Why Colleges And Universities Are De-Emphasizing ACT And SAT Scores

    A growing number of colleges and universities are backing away from ACT and SAT scores. We look at why they’re de-emphasizing the tests’ importance, how the practice is affecting prospective students and what the future holds for standardized tests.

  • The Greatest Works Ever Written By African American Women

    A new list, potentially the first of its kind, recognizes the 100 greatest works by African American Women writers since 1859, selected by a panel of authors and professors. We talk about the importance of the “ZORA Canon” and the literary contributions of African American women to our world.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Devon Snyder Guest
  • Michal Kurlaender Guest
  • Sandra Adell Guest
  • Morgan Jerkins Guest

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