So many “teacher films” focus on the seemingly unprecedented abilities of White teachers to successfully reach and transform those who are apparently the most unreachable students in the worst neighborhoods. These students are typically poor and non-White, as well. Such films… Read More ›
I figure a great way to start 2017 is with a blog! In preparation for planning and teaching Mexican American History II this Spring 2017 semester, I gave Petter Bratt’s La Mission (2009) another view this evening. Watch the trailer here. (I’m… Read More ›
I just finished watching The Birth of a Nation (2016), which was released for home viewing today. While there has been a great deal of excitement, frustration and disappointment surrounding this film, I was surprisingly pleased. Below I provide some immediate, working… Read More ›
In addition to the usual one million plus things to do related to teaching, the next two weeks are going to be even busier!
Ava DuVernay’s 13th (2016) is an excellent Netflix’s documentary. It explores the long history of the many disastrous consequences for Black people that have resulted from the loophole in the 13th Amendment and examines the desire by many White people to perpetually… Read More ›
Has it soaked in that you can never simply give a digital book, movie, CD, or any other kind of electronic item to someone else once you buy it? Amazon, Apple, Google (sorry, Alphabet with Google’s recent name change), and other… Read More ›