Ella Mae’s shoes are always hand-me-downs from her cousin Charlotte. When the new-used pair from Charlotte don’t fit, Ella Mae and her mother go to Johnson’s for Ella Mae’s first ever new pair of shoes. 415 more words
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A bag of chips. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered.
The Rhetorics of Fantasy and the Rhetorics of Social Justice
That is the title of the talk Farah Mendlesohn, Professor and Head of Department in the Department of English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, planned to give last Friday as the keynote address at the 2016 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at UBC. 2,084 more words