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Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward’s uncompromising and lyrical new novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, is unmissable.  In the contemporary deep South of the United States, Jojo is thirteen, and trying to understand how to become a man in this world.  525 more words

Lazy Afternoon Reruns: "Twitter, Tim Scott, and the Strange Career of Jim Crow"

Since writing my last post about post-election racism on Twitter made me want to delve even further into this subject of race in Deep Southern politics, another noteworthy development within that same subject occurred just this week when South Carolina governor Nikki Haley appointed… 82 more words

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Day 1, 2 - Recap

So far on my trip through the South has been amazing. Haven’t taken hardly any pictures which I somewhat regret. But the memories and conversations are etched in my mind for eternity. 190 more words

Lazy Afternoon Reruns: "Taking another step forward in the South"

Last Friday, browsing Social Reader on my smartphone while waiting on my daughter to get out of school, I ran across a story about a recent controversy over the renaming of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Florida.  44 more words

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The problem with socially accepted stereotypes

Originally published Jan 23, 2018

Stereotypes are often rightly portrayed in a negative light. As a place of higher education, Boise State’s students and faculty often push away stereotypes, especially those based on immutable characteristics, such as race, gender or national origin. 118 more words

Written Articles

February Graphic Novel of the Month – Incognegro

This month marks the debut of Dark Horse’s new imprint Berger Books. One of the most influential figures behind the scenes of the comic industry, Karen Berger’s editorial work at DC was key to the production of Alan Moore’s… 547 more words

Childhood Memories: Pen Pals

Bridge to the Sun

It was in Miss Flowers’ seventh grade English class that we participated in the pen pal program as a group.  (Miss Flowers was married, but all teachers are “Miss” when you’re little, especially in the South.)  The idea of a pen pal seemed strange and wonderful to me, before the Internet connected the world like it does today. 641 more words