“I can do hard things. Doing hard things has intrinsic value, and they will make me a better person, even if I end up failing.” Me
“Sesquizygotic”~ the twins are semi-identical Mental highlight reel. Prepare a ‘highlight’ reel of your success – family, education, athletics, coaching, work success. Include five items that made a difference in your life (13 second video) Two Laws of Common Laws: 1) Do all you have agreed to do, and 2) Do not encroach on otherContinue reading “March Notes”
This month I checked the book club selection, Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby, out of our school library. This meant that I had to change the way I take notes. If I own the books I circle, underline and scribble notes in the margins. The book centers around a seemingly random act of violenceContinue reading “Razorblade Tears”
I forgot to post this before spring break. Southern novelist William Faulkner’s famous line saying “The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” is usually interpreted as a reflection on how the evils of our history continue to shape the present. But Faulkner also argued, equally accurately, that the past is “not even past”Continue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 6”
In America, the highways and public spaces that shape our cities were often intentionally built at the expense of minority citizens. When the “structural” racist, urban planner Robert Moses began building projects in New York during the 1920s, he bulldozed Black and Latino homes to make way for parks and built highways through the middleContinue reading “Racist By Design”
March 15, 2022 ~ Kevin Johnson was fatally shot 9 times in the back by three San Antonio cops. A crowd that gathered after the shooting clashed with police, who at one point used pepper spray on the group. March 15, 1713 – Tuscarora Nation warriors withstood colonizers’ siege of Fort Neoheroka in North CarolinaContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
March 13, 2020– Louisville, Kentucky, police fatally shot Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American woman, in her own home whole execution a no-knock warrant.
March 14, 2015 ~ This week, protesters marched after the Univesity of Oklahoma’s sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is taped singing a song that included the n-word and “You can hang him from a tree, but he’ll never sign me.”