Category: racism

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False Hope and False Fear

Todd Robertson took this picture in 1992 in Gainesville, GA. This past Tuesday, Gainesville’s representative (Doug Collins) stood on the house floor and shouted down Rep. Eric Swalwell as he read off all of the racist comments and actions from Trump (birthirism, comments about a Mexican judge being unable to rule because of his ethnicity, saying immigrants from Mexico are rapists, comments about immigrants … Read More False Hope and False Fear

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Charlottesville: What do I do in the classroom?

At the end of Frank Yerby’s The Foxes of Harrow (1946), Stephen Fox thinks about his son Etienne. The Civil War has just ended, and Stephen ponders what the racism and hate that Etienne carries within himself will bring for the future. Etienne’s feelings and ideas will lead to more bloodshed, more dead bodies, and a stunted progress towards equality. The events in Charlottesville, … Read More Charlottesville: What do I do in the classroom?

Quentin Trantino’s "The Hateful Eight" and Reconciliation?

Recently, I went to see Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, The Hateful Eight. During the lead up to the film’s release, I saw discussions that said the movie provides a commentary on current race relations in the United States. While I see this, partly, I do not wish to focus on that aspect because in order to do so, I feel that I need to … Read More Quentin Trantino’s "The Hateful Eight" and Reconciliation?