I’m totally amazed by the American trend towards activism. The country is divided as ever, and it seems the Right and Left camps are both committed to some version of it. Activism has become a verified legitimate brand, capable of producing revenue. If one can get it on their resume or be acknowledged as such,…Thoughts on … Continue reading Thoughts on Activist Trending — Free Black Space (Powerful thinking! from Hoke Glover)
So I woke up last night at about 1:30 am. I was dreaming about students, adults, and rooms, and a university. I was making arguments and talking with all these students, who were also writing teachers. They were leaving and coming into rooms. I was leaving and coming into rooms. Someone asked me about preparation, about…Not … Continue reading Not White Supremacist Preparation, but Linguistic Reparations
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Image by Wake Forest University with caption “The fight for environmental justice is a fight for your life.” COUNTERPUNCH, AUGUST 28, 2020 On August 14th, the N.Y. Times reported on the clash between Adolph Reed Jr. and the Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus in DSA over an event scheduled back in May by the … Continue reading Class-reductionism’s blind-spot: environmental racism
Exactly what the doctor ordered. A list of all the learning resources pertinent to right now (teaching online, teaching antiracism, teaching mental health, etc.): Hi! I teach English Language Arts to middle schoolers. The idea of beginning the year 100% virtually makes me shit my pants from anxiety. In order to ease some of this … Continue reading Distance Learning Resource Round-Up for the 2020-2021 School Year — Mr. Anderson Reads & Writes
Teachout is one of the best public intellectuals out there now, in my opinion. In her focus on political corruption in all its forms and the consolidation of power in corporate behemoths as its root, she what Chompsky was decades ago. It's telling that like him, she barely ever gets heard on the networks. When … Continue reading Maximum Profits and Maximum Power: Talking to Zephyr Teachout
I wanted to tell him that I read those words in a novel for class. In it the speaker - in one of many equivocating asides - expounded on how living in a city in India makes everyone develop a type of cataracts. Beggars, in all their motley shapes and forms, are so natural to our cities that they have become invisible. The are the unsubstantial beings, cloaked like poltergeists or djinns, that our minds filter out as we navigate the city.
Published 7 years ago. That’s right. This guide was published in 2013, long before most of us even knew what a coronavirus was. In the draft letter to parents, school administrators were guided to prepare parents for the possibility schools needing to close again after re-opening (p. 64).
Great list of books on Black culture from an accomplished poet and thinker, and friend, Brother Yao. 1. The Mis-Education of the Negro, By Carter G. Woodson. The classic bestseller and must read that investigates the particulars and pitfalls of Black Education. Woodson was the founder of Black History Week which later became Black History … Continue reading Ten Books
A powerful essay by Sarah Bellamy, who, in the wake of George Floyd being murdered in her hometown, argues that we need to question how white bodies might be predisposed to rely on a racial inheritance that endangers the lives of others. Performing Whiteness