Dear President Obama, As we all know, sadly, the SEVENTH Black Church caught on fire tonight since the Charleston, South Carolina, tragedy. This is far too many, and likely does not include some tragedies. As a possible starting preventive measure, I suggest you set up some kind of emergency federal/FBI/Justice Department hotline for Black people to callContinue reading “An Open Letter to President Obama: Too Many Black Churches Have Been Attacked”
Dear Chris Kolmar and Nick Johnson, A week or two ago your article, “These Are, Undeniably, The 10 Worst Places To Live In Texas” caught my attention. Initially, it caught my attention because I teach Texas History, and I always look for various lists like this to get student to discuss present-day Texas and all of the ways in which it is viewed,Continue reading “An Open Letter to Chris Kolmar and Nick Johnson of RoadSnacks: Please Remember People Have Feelings”
We’re all products of time and place.
Approaching Dillards at Baybrook Mall the other day my eyes immediately came across the above advertisement before I could even walk in the store. There are several possible ways to interpret this advertisement. As a thought exercise (H/T to Aaron and Andrés for the challenge to look for and articulate more POVs occasionally), I am goingContinue reading “9 Different Textual Readings of a Makeup Advertisement”
Purely for fun post! 🙂 In a break from my usual serious posts, I wanted to first share a picture of Bella (named after bell hooks) from early this morning. Bella came from the local SPCA in February 2015. She was surrendered by her first family. She is a lot of trouble but extremely sweet. AndContinue reading “Bella: A Beautiful SPCA Rescue and Lover of Fighting the Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy”
The above meme has been going close to viral on social media today. Somewhat surprisingly, the Southern Poverty Law Center shared it, where it has received a fairly positive reception. While the meme hopefully intends to celebrate positive steps, Dr. Jo Davis-McElligatt’s comments on Facebook got me thinking about this meme. This blog post is happening because ofContinue reading ““The-Confederate-Flag-Is-Down-The-Rainbow-Flag-Is-Up” Meme and Philosophy is Dangerous and Inaccurate”
Occasionally. Just occasionally. This nation achieves something truly profound. And right. LGBT people can marry. We can marry. Woohoo. Today is a day of democracy. A day of equality. A day of the future. Shame on the politicians and representatives of the government still voicing hate. Shame on those counties and states who are refusing toContinue reading “Obergefell v. Hodges (2015)”
“Traditional” embodies indirect notions of who should have power.