Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel is founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and author of Inside Higher Ed's Conversations on Diversity blog. He can be found on Twitter @eboopatel.

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Most Recent Articles

February 15, 2018
Advice on the best way to respond.
February 15, 2018
A powerful piece about how porn shapes young people's views on sex made no mention of the students' faiths. Could they really be irrelevant?
February 13, 2018
Learning from James Baldwin and Andrew Sullivan on the uses and abuses of identity politics.
February 9, 2018
 We have a tradition of protecting dissenting views when they violate prevailing norms. What if the prevailing norm is protecting vulnerable populations? 
February 5, 2018
Is it true that students at upper class colleges are mostly taught to criticize the things -- teaching, nursing, policing -- that kids at working class colleges go to school to learn to do? 
February 2, 2018
What do students lose when religion Is left out of the academic conversation?
January 29, 2018
Over the past two years, on just about every campus I have visited, someone in the audience has asked the question: “Whose views are so offensive that you can’t work with them?” 
January 25, 2018
Are universities living up to their historic mission in how they engage diversity issues?
January 23, 2018
A lot of us draw conclusions -- "soft assumptions" -- based on the diversity we see. What if we had to own those assumptions?
January 22, 2018
Eboo Patel introduces his new platform to discuss the full diversity of diversity issues on campuses.

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September 27, 2012
In a combustible atmosphere such as today's, college leaders should do all they can to make sure students understand religious diversity, write Eboo Patel and Mary Ellen Giess.
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