Conversation today in my Introduction to Women’s Studies class ended up going to the topic of Houston being one of the number one places in the United States for sex trafficking, which I knew about. What I did not know… 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 ›
What I call Racism 2.0 (and Sexism 2.0, Nationalism 2.0, etc.) is manifestations of this ideology and pattern of discrimination on the Internet, especially through social media. Memes can be very powerful, useful, and accurate. They have a poetic quality of… 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.
Recently I have read several books, and I wanted to share a few details about some of these. Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America focuses on the North and explains the evolution of swimming pools in United… Read More ›
We absolutely need to keep talking about #BlackLivesMatter. We must. We absolutely need steady, on-going attention to keep the conversation going. We must. We absolutely need all of the videos as proof of abuse directed at Black bodies. However, all… Read More ›