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Smashing the Foundations to Build a Democracy


I’m a bit behind on my journal reading, but I’ve endeavored to catch up in the last couple of weeks as the school year is winding down. 1,925 more words


Be Right Black

“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. 66 more words

Michelle Obama Should Have Read the Founder of Tuskegee University Before She Spoke There

by Jeannie DeAngelis
May 12, 2015

First lady Michelle Obama may know the names of the world’s most famous clothes designers, and she may even know how to dance the… 164 more words


Privilege as Paradox

The namesake of this blog post comes from Allan G. Johnson’s book Privilege, Power, and Difference and in particular Chapter 2, “Privilege as Paradox.”

This is my effort to help explain this concept of privilege to people — a sort of introduction to it, if you will. 1,157 more words

Non-fiction Writings

Historical causation

In his discussion of the factors in historical causation, Christopher Dawson identified four primary factors, “(1) race, i.e., the genetic factor; (2) environment, i.e., the geographic factor; (3) function or occupation, i.e., the economic factor,” and, finally, (4) “thought, or the psychological factor.” Each of these factors has received some special emphasis at some epoch in the history of thought on historical causation. 1,016 more words


I Rise

Hey readers!

Glad you came back to read another Black Amish post. Today, I want to take a different sort of perspective from what I have been focusing on. 424 more words

Double-Consciousness of the High School Student, 4/9/2015

I call them my kids.  Partially because I love my students dearly and would do anything for them (if I had the money).  But partially because I have to constantly remind myself who I’m dealing with.  1,426 more words

Here Lies Education