Welcome to Revolutionary Paideia!

My name is Dr. Antonio Maurice Daniels, a higher education finance consultant, minister, university instructor, non-profit executive, writer, and Research Associate in Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My dominant research interests are the academic achievement of Black male students throughout the educational pipeline and ecological sustainability in higher and postsecondary education.

Revolutionary Paideia is a social, political, and cultural commentary blog offering daily pieces on many diverse topics, including education, sports, personal development, black culture, popular culture, and current events. You can have all daily pieces from Revolutionary Paideia arrive in your email inbox daily by subscribing to the site (the location is on the left side of the homepage). Follow me on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/paideiarebel. Also, follow Revolutionary Paideia on Facebook here: Revolutionary Paideia.

Revolutionary Paideia strives to engage you in serious discourses on manifold topics that aim to improve you and the world in which we reside. This site values the exploration of ideas and looks to find solutions to many of the complex challenges and problems we face in the postmodern epoch.

I have published widely in academic publications and popular online publications, including Soul Train, Healthy Black Men Magazine, The Black Man Can, and For The Masses. I also have the distinct privilege to be a Writer for Lunjeal Music Group, featuring young gospel music star Jekalyn Carr.

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  1. Antonio – just to let you know, I added you and ‘Realest Dude’ to my blogroll today. Good stuff here. If I ever get any readership, maybe some of them will come your way too. LOL!

    1. Thank you so very much, Goose! I have added you to my blogroll a few minutes ago. Hopefully, my readership will begin to visit you too. Just continue to produce the high quality content you are manufacturing, and your readership will increase significantly. You have excellent content.

  2. Thanks for your comment on my course webpage; it still isn’t completely set up for this Fall 2010 semester, but I have a few posts in the works so feel free to visit again sometime. In addition to class announcements and the like (which will bore you to tears) there will be some actual, substantive posts too.

  3. “My dominant research interests are the academic achievement of Black male students throughout the educational pipeline, especially Black male college student-athletes, and ecological sustainability in higher and postsecondary education.”

    Did you mean ECONOMICAL sustainability?

    Also, is it true Black American boys and men are falling through the educational system cracks? Which then leads to them falling through the career cracks, because Black women are given “preference”?

    1. Nope. I meant exactly what I wrote: ecological sustainability–not “economical sustainability.” A long body of empirical research has demonstrated that Black males academically underperform all groups throughout the educational pipeline. In the academic community and outside of it, there’s no disagreement with that research either. Black women are not the competitors and/or problems for Black males–it’s racial inequities, prejudice, racism, economic inequities, educational inequities (all those things are backed up by an extensive body of empirical research), and etc.–not Black women being given “preference.”

      1. Mr. Daniels, You stated that “racial inequities, prejudice, racism, economic inequities, educational inequities” is the Black male problem”. I agree to a certain extent, however, I feel that we need to look at poor parenting, peer-group pressure, and an inability of Black boys to be responsible for their own behavior – young people’s own lax attitude toward an education. If we convey the message that Black boys (or girls) are victims, are we helping or hurting them?

        1. I am certainly not in favor of victimology. However, I agree with you to a certain extent about those things being a problem, but they are fundamental byproducts of the things that I listed. Eliminate those things or significantly improve them and you will eliminate or significantly diminish those problems you listed. I stated the root sources of those problems. You listed the derivatives of the larger forces at play for Black males.

    1. By ecological, I mean ecological. Yes, it fundamentally speaks to “environmental” but in a more broader sense of the notion of “environmental.” There are social inequities in America created by the social construction of race. Not really a believer in HBD theory because I believe much of what we call “race” is not real–it’s constructed. Ecological sustainability: http://carrieanddanielle.com/principles-of-ecological-sustainability/

  4. People often say the decline of the 2 parent home results in black boys being at a disadvantage in their youth and later in their adulthood.
    If thats the case how come it doesn’t affect black girls and women – or does it?

  5. But in today’s politically world no one is allowed to “shame” promiscuous men and women.
    On the contrary they are glorified.

  6. There’s been a lot of studies, since the late 1800s even, about the long term affects of maternal deprivation on babies.
    We are now starting to discuss and study the longterm affects of paternal deprivation on babies.

  7. Question, I get the revolutionary part I dismally fail at comprehending what paideia means.

    1. “Paideia” comes from the Greek word “education.” It means education in a much more deeper way than we think of today. It means an education so powerful that one becomes a true independent thinker. The person doesn’t need ideology, popular opinion, dogmas, and etc.–the person simply thinks for himself or herself. A true independent thinker produces “unsettling, unnerving, and unhousing” thought and actions.

  8. Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any recommendations for beginner blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  9. Thank you for stopping by my page and doing a pingback on “Selfish People.” It definitely means so much when others can relate to my work. Peace and may you have a wonderful day. =)

  10. Antonio, I found myself reading your material, very interesting. I am an F/T student at University of Phoenix, studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I am in my Multicultural class. Do you have a website or a site to continue reading your information and get connected with you? I am interested in culture.

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