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Entitlement, privilege and exploitation

It’s a common trope of sports discourse to hear talk of “entitled” athletes. Often, I find this talk particularly irksome. In part, that’s because the folks complaining about others’ entitlement are often themselves endlessly so. 1,134 more words


June Read-a-thon Update: Day 11

First day of class was lovely, and then this morning I had to do more class shuffling, and now I’m registered for a different class, but it means I get to read Sherlock Holmes for school credit. 251 more words


Book Finished: Faces at the Bottom of the Well

I finished my third book for the June Read-a-thon: Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell.

It fulfilled a prompt and a challenge off the Treesofreverie… 42 more words


June Read-a-thon Update: Day 9

Classes start today, and I’m excited, but also a bit frazzled. I’ve been having trouble getting all of the books for my non-fiction class, and several of them are still in the mail. 384 more words


June Read-a-thon Update: Day 7

I had a long day yesterday, and could barely find a moment. It was my last day in the Oregon Student Association, and he had a transition meeting, and then an alumni event in the evening—lovely to see some folks I haven’t got to see in a while, but definitely time-consuming. 159 more words


June Read-a-thon Update: Day 5

There’s been a lot of unexpected work the last couple of days, and I have even more to do, but I’m getting the reading in every spare moment I can. 388 more words


QUOTE of the Week: Derrick Bell on Structural Racism

Happy Monday CCI community! As part of the relaunching of the blog, we’re going to start doing a Quote of the Week every Monday highlighting a book in our illustrious library. 112 more words