Review of Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James

The Black students at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, picked a memoir about a Black student’s time at a white boarding school for the summer of 2022 book. Here is my review. ADMISSIONS: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James (she/her) is a memoir by the first African-American legacy student to graduateContinue reading “Review of Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James”

Let America Be America Again By Langston Hughes – (1901-1967)

Let America be America again.Let it be the dream it used to be.Let it be the pioneer on the plainSeeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed—Let it be that great strong land of loveWhere never kings connive nor tyrants schemeThatContinue reading “Let America Be America Again By Langston Hughes – (1901-1967)”

June Notes

There are only 168 hours in a week. “Paradise is one’s own place, One’s own people, One’s own world, Knowing and known, Perhaps even loving and loved.” – Octavia E. Butler “Freddish” ~ Fred Rogers way of talking to children on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Children tend to hear things literally. Fundamentally, Freddish anticipated the waysContinue reading “June Notes”

Day in the History of Racial Injustice

June 23, 1982 – Vincent Jen Chin (May 18, 1955 – June 23, 1982) was a Chinese American draftsman who was beaten to death in a racially motivated hate crime by two white men, Chrysler plant supervisor Ronald Ebens and his stepson, laid-off autoworker Michael Nitz. They assailed Chin following a brawl that took placeContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”

May Notes

Transnational networks ~ contacts, coalitions, and interactions across national boundaries that are not controlled by the central foreign policy organs of governments. hegemonic ~ ruling or dominant in a political or social context. LIFE PRINCIPLEExplore the edges of the sandbox. Color outside the lines. Spill some milk. There are many ways to play, coach andContinue reading “May Notes”