In 2007, a filmmaker named Greg Whitely made a documentary called “Resolved” that centred on high school debate. A film that could otherwise have been a some what boring exposition on the world of debate exposed the complex racial and class bias inherent in American education and the debating world via two of its main protagonists Richard Funches and Louis Blackwell, two young African American inner-city debaters from a high school named Long Beach Jordan in Long Beach, California. 1,442 more words
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We are surrounded by negative images of Aboriginal men and fathers. In the mainstream media, and even academic literature, they are mostly portrayed in a negative context: the focus is on crime, domestic violence, alcohol and other drugs, unemployment, and child abuse. 545 more words
On this day we packed our bags and left the little bit of civilization that we encountered the previous day behind, heading for the open sandy road and towards the campsite at Kings Creek Station for our “Swag Night”. 1,453 more words
By Graham Thomson
WINNIPEG — The adage that we deserve the politicians we get is usually uttered as a curse.
For Winnipeg, it seems to be a blessing. 1,101 more words