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North Carolina's Omar Currie Resigns After Reading Students A Gay Fable | HuffPost #diversity #bannedbooks #books

Wrong on so many levels. North Carolina (and South Carolina if you are aware of today’s news) seem to be having troubles with kindness lately…(my opinion and not passing judgement on every citizen of these states in the USA).  147 more words


Opening Up the Congressional Research Service

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) turns out wonderful reports for members of Congress. I often direct students to these reports if they’re researching current or contentious issues. 273 more words

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Student Calls For Eradication Of Graphic Novels From English Course | io9 #censorship #books

A student enrolled at Crafton Hills College has protested the inclusion of a number of graphic novels in the curriculum for her English 250 course. Tara Shultz, along with her parents and friends have called for the “eradic from the system,” and have complained to the College’s administrators over their inclusion. 17 more words


From John Ralston Saul to academia, with love

A very poignant and timely discussion of Canadian intellectual contributions in Humanities and Social Sciences.  It is very inspiring and appropriate to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well.  Enjoy.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Being a strong woman isn’t remarkable, it’s normal

“Please do not twist yourself into shapes to please. Don’t do it. If someone likes that version of you, that version of you that is false and holds back, then they actually just like that twisted shape, and not you. 431 more words