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Ableism and Wheel of Fortune

Tonight, I watched Wheel of Fortune to do something different and to relax a bit after a busy week. And I got to thinking.

My students and I have been talking about privilege and its various manifestations. 305 more words

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Facebook, Birthdays, and Neoliberalism

Earlier this year and last year, Facebook started encouraging its users to garner charitable donations through its platform, especially for birthdays. 

In particular, on my birthday last month Facebook encouraged me to select a charity that friends could donate to as a way of giving a birthday present that would keep giving. 389 more words

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Privilege, Erasure, Cognitive Dissonance

Privilege. Erasure. Cognitive Dissonance. These are just some of the big ideas bouncing around my Frontal Lobe this week.

I have three thoughts in particular that I want to share in this article.  428 more words

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Summer 2018 Class Pictures!

This summer has been so much fun and so, so very busy. I ended up teaching three classes that I had never taught before. I had some of the best classes and students I’ve ever had. 17 more words

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Institutionalized Assumptions, Cultural Lag, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

In ways, this seems silly. In larger perspectives of the barrage of horrid occurrences in the world of 2018, the significance is nil.

However, society perpetuates oppression–especially, for purposes here, of the microaggression variety–and gives people little choice about how their lives are dramatized. 702 more words

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Experience, Voice, Authority

Who has the necessary authority to speak about a given topic or identity? What do we miss when trying to learn about Otherness (see “Can the Subaltern Speak?”)? 220 more words

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Notes on: The Football Industrial Complex and NBC's Rise's Challenge

Football is supreme in the United States. As I (and others) have argued, football is racist. Football is at least also ableist, colonialist, and classist when doing an intersectional analysis. 404 more words

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