I blog for the promotion of critical thinking and cultural, historical, and philosophical literacy.
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“You know, I really don’t know my history”: Historical Memory, Slavery, and Plantation Day [Preview]
Probably about a month ago now as I was leaving a local restaurant I saw a sign advertising “Plantation Day.” It didn’t fully soak in until I was on the way home. After looking around on the Internet, I couldn’t find… Read More ›
As with all systems of privilege, we are so accustomed to the associated benefits that they go unnoticed, unless we are keenly conscious. This posting serves as a kind of part 2 (see part 1 here) of my personal journey… Read More ›
Due to my research and interests, I frequently study various types of privilege: Male Privilege, Heterosexual Privilege, White Privilege, Christian Privilege, Class Privilege, Cisgender Privilege – this list of different privileges continues on and on. As basically a Neo-Marxist (I… Read More ›
Most of these quotations come from the bank of 30 or so that appear randomly at the end of my emails. I’ll probably add more over time. Emphasis is placed on quotations that I have found to be lesser known. Please add… Read More ›
Greetings dear readers. I thought I would make a much less serious posting today, and hopefully, it will be somewhat entertaining, too. I’ve had a cold this past week. This time, like every time, the sickness goes through several stages…. Read More ›
[Summary] Toward Truth: Historian Takes on the Social Studies STAAR Test and Explains How it is Indoctrinating Kids
I prepared this as a summary of a much more detailed article located here. If you find this piece interesting or if you have time, please read the longer version. The longer version is about 20 pages and goes through… Read More ›
Toward Truth: Historian Takes on the Social Studies STAAR Test and Explains How it is Indoctrinating Kids
◊◊◊ Children in the United States generally and (for this article) in Texas specifically are purposely being under-educated and mis-educated. Texas consistently ranks at the very bottom in the nation when it comes to education. The problem is not a… Read More ›