Now the Barefoot Cajun explains the Jena 6 case, for those who still don’t get it. She offers a very clear and concise run-down of this entire situation. Vous voyez, vous-autres les blancs, il est bien possible de comprendre ça-là. WoC PhD, meanwhile, offers very useful updates and links to some key posts. Axé.
I took the Bem Sex Role Inventory Test, by Weird Science, and my score was “Androgynous.” I have 90% of all possible masculine characteristics and 70% of all possible feminine ones. “You scored high on both masculinity and femininity. You have a strong personality exhibiting characteristics of both traditional sex roles,” said the test. As … More M/F Test!
Whiteman: If X [a full professor] applies for Y [administrative job] and is not the chosen candidate, it will destroy his career. Z: Why? He is an Endowed Professor, Chair, and Director. He will not be run out of these positions. If he applies for Y and is not the chosen candidate, can he not … More On Honor Among Men
I have said several times in these pages that I do not find change difficult. I did, however, find the change asked of me in Reeducation difficult. This task involved changing my focus in life from joy and pleasure to suffering and pain. I did not want to take this plunge and it was very … More Pinch and Reversal
Normally the search terms which lead people to this weblog are quite innocuous and predictable – even the perennial “lacy underwear.” Today, however, we have some rather scary ones, including “Jena Six niggers” (several times) and “why academic freedom is a bane.” I am not pleased with the presuppositions underlying these phrases. Axé.
Ravensraving’s Post It is always very interesting to see who is supposed to “let go” and “forgive” for what, and who is supposed to remain angry. If you are the white relative of a white murder victim, it may be “cold” not to be ever angry and vengeful. But if you are a Black person … More On Cassandra. On Letting Go
Today is a very important day to think about ways to act on the cases of the Jena 6 and of Megan Williams. On the OJ debacle, my favorite blog comment is by Ravensravings, at the Field Negro: “Suggestion: Respond to white people’s O.J. hard-on should by reciting what whites say to our complaints about … More On and Off the OJ Book(ing)
It appears that many people linked to WoC PhD’s post “On Shame” but few linked to her second post, on a certain “I Have a Black Friend” moment – so I will. While I am at it, I will also link to Ridwan’s post about a colleague who has clearly never had any Black friends … More “I Have a Black Friend…”
I do not normally teach foreign language courses but I am teaching one now and it is very, very difficult, primarily because of the materials, which involve: 1. Boring vocabulary themes and conversation topics. 2. No connection whatsoever between vocabulary themes and grammar topics. 3. Thin cultural readings which resemble television commercials. 4. No connection … More In Which I Am Very Frustrated
I Buey que vi en mi niñez echando vaho un día bajo el nicaragüense sol de encendidos oros, en la hacienda fecunda, plena de armonía del trópico; paloma de los bosques sonoros del viento, de las hachas, de pájaros y toros salvajes, yo os saludo, pues sois la vida mía. Pesado buey, tú evocas la … More “Buey que vi en mi niñez…”