This past few weeks my students and I have been discussing various sides of the so-called Texas Revolution in depth in both my Texas History class and Mexican American History I class. One of my favorite things about teaching is that… Read More ›
Today at lunch I overheard a comment the greeter made to a customer as she seated him. She said something to the effect of so you’ve been in Lake Jackson for fifty years and then said, “so you know everybody and their… Read More ›
Much of what you think you know about the Underground Railroad is not true and undermines the horrors of enslavement and complexities of the institution.
“All men are created equal” is, of course, one of the most essential doctrines of civil religion in the United States – a doctrine equally in sharp contrast with most human societies. While it is well-established that “men” did in… Read More ›
During Democratic debates Hillary Rodham Clinton regularly interrupts and speaks over Bernie Sanders and the various moderators against official rules. This is not news, of course. However, this has been on my mind, as I try to understand what happened… Read More ›
When discussing problems related to racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, anti-intellectualism, or Donald Trump, for example, you may often renounce these forces as non-existent and/or things that do no real harm, will not actually matter. You might go further and say people make… Read More ›