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No Really, Utah Was That Good

Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

I can’t tell you how many preliminary reviews I got about Utah. Most of them involving race. “Jose, just you being there will significantly increase the population of Black and Latino males there.” After all, Utah has a reputation for a lack of diversity. Some often jokes how Karl Malone and Bryon Russell were the only 2 Black folk in the entire state, and of course I laughed. Outside of …

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Notes from the NCTM: Malcolm Gladwell Speech

Jose Vilson Jose 14 Comments

Mi gente, I’m here in Salt Lake City, UT, in a nice hotel with some beautiful mountains in the backdrop. Despite what others may believe, I’m not remotely bothered by the lack of racial diversity in this town. It’s been great. Customer service has been good, the conference in general is good, and the hotel’s awesome. Yes, it’s also because it’s a break from the kids, but the more I …