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"The women in my family were hardworking matriarchs. But the stories I saw on TV and movies and even in many books said they were anomalies."

I believe this article won a Hugo. It is a very long read. But worth your time if you have it.



Teacher blogs (or parents or humans who interact with small humans or anyone who has an opinion on this),

I know the school year has already started or is about to start for most of us. How are you talking to you kids about Michael Brown, race, police violence, etc? Art teachers, how are you or…

I have already upset a parent by talking about Ferguson.

I’ve been showing brief CNN clips in all my classes and tying it to course content, and one of my students asked why they were making it a racial issue. I obviously feel very strongly about this but I do not feel that the classroom is a place for proselytizing, so I simply said “the main argument for the racial element by protesters is that black men are more likely to be victims of police brutality.”

This was apparently too close to putting forth an agenda, so i decided today to stop talking about it for the time being.

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Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century

Linda Tarrant-Reid

Discovering Black America offers readers an unprecedented account of more than 400 years of African American history set against a background of American and global events. The book begins with a black sailor aboard the “Nina” with Christopher Columbus and continues through the colonial period, slavery, the Civil War, Jim Crow, and civil rights to our current president in the White House. Including first-person narratives from diaries and journals, interviews, and archival images, Discovering Black America will give readers an intimate understanding of this extensive history.

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So far so good, Tuesday night in Ferguson. 

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Never forget
When your classmates wrinkled their noses at the scent of your lunch still lingering on your clothes,
Even though their ancestors had conquered half the world in search of the spices you ate.

Never forget
How they jeered at your mother’s bindi, making crude jokes about how ridiculous it looked on her,
And after ten years, how they all wore the exact same ornament on their own foreheads to keep up with the current trends.

Never forget
When they repeatedly stumbled over the sharp letters which formed your name, forcing you to repeat yourself several times before giving up;
Only to have those very letters tattooed on their own flesh, in a language they do not comprehend.

Always remember
Your culture belongs to you,
Not to them.


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i am quoting this a thousand times today.
RIP mike brown.


i am quoting this a thousand times today.

RIP mike brown.

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For a lot of reasons, I need to shut my Facebook down.

I’m not going to, but I should.