I see a lot of people who are sickened by this weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia. But fewer who are angry. And far too many white friends who are surprised that this blatant hate and racism is out in the open in 2017 and “turning” violent.
Their feelings are as valid as yours and your lack of experience and understanding does not give you the right to discredit black experiences and understandings.
My latest (and prettiest) Flow column is out: Your Tumblr Makes Me Want to Study: Thoughts about the studyblr community. I examine the feminist and feminine space of study blogs, while also contextualizing them within a broader framework of learning and social networks.
Reflecting on the white-washing of history and education and systematic racism.
I worry that these modes of surveillance have the potential to chill speech, further silence marginalized identities and experiences, and hinder opportunities for individuals to invest in and acquire other kinds of capital.
When I think about the things that have really shaped not only my education and career,but who I am as a person, I think about those “ah-ha” paradigm shift courses that forever changed the way I see myself and others in the world. Those are what I strive to help my students achieve.
We need to shift discourse away from discussing sexual and suggestive photos as inappropriate and abnormal, and rather focus on the inappropriate acts of sharing. This not only places blame back where it belongs – on those violating privacy – but also moves away from discourse that demonizes expressions of sexuality;
A rabbi on Twitter disagrees with my decision to use a video as part of my course curriculum. He writes a blog posts largely dismissing my pedagogy and course. It was published and tweeted several times. As such, I felt obligated to respond. So here’s my defense of the use of video in a media classroom.