Making connections between/among texts and ideas

…or other stuff that relates directly or peripherally to texts and conversations we’ve had so far… How the contemporary structure of (high school + college) debate reflects larger social, racial, and economic issues (among other things, consider how the sped-up argumentation reflects neoliberal deregulation in favor of maximized profits (metaphorically) or the speeding up of… Continue reading Making connections between/among texts and ideas

Flint Water Crisis

  some good links, articles, etc. March 2016: Flint an example of Environmental Injustice: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/24/us/flint-water-crisis.html http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/opinion/the-racism-at-the-heart-of-flints-crisis.html video:   http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/fbi-probing-criminality-of-flint-water-crisis-614726723620 http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/toxic-water-tragedy-points-directly-to-snyder-597037635687 articles: http://www.msnbc.com/flint-michigan-water-crisis http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/us/a-question-of-environmental-racism-in-flint.html?_r=0 http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-02-11/professor-says-flints-water-crisis-amounts-environmental-racism https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/15/this-is-how-toxic-flints-water-really-is/ (Links to an external site.) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/02/24/senators-reach-bipartisan-funding-deal-for-flint-water-crisis/?tid=a_inl (Links to an external site.) http://michaelmoore.com/DontSendBottledWater/ (Links to an external site.) http://michaelmoore.com/10FactsOnFlint/ (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/flint-water-crisis/house-panel-chair-vows-hunt-down-official-behind-flint-water-n510411 (Links to an external site.) http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/02/03/live-congressional-panel-meet-flint-water-crisis/79743588/ (Links to… Continue reading Flint Water Crisis

In Relation to Coates’ Between the World and Me

some responses, links, etc. responses: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/ta-nehisi-coates-book-club/398972/ http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/james-baldwin-tanehisi-coates/399413/ http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/07/between-the-world-and-me-black-motherhood/399668/ http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/08/between-the-world-and-me-book-club-not-trying-to-get-into-heaven/400271/   misc: http://dailynous.com/2015/08/18/philosophers-on-coates-between-world-me/ http://socialmedia.umich.edu/blog/activism-racial-education-a-discussion-of-between-the-world-and-me/  

Trump and others Rhetoric, Economics, language, etc.

April 2016: http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/stephen-henderson/2016/04/09/donald-trump-rhetoric/82746194/ a really smart analysis of the political climate, with some historical context: https://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks/videos/10153515294709205/?fref=nf New research finds that, when times are tough, presidential candidates who use emotional appeals come across as trustworthy and presidential: http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/you-tell-em-trump?utm_source=Pacific%20Standard%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=ef9d5f2c61-daily-rss-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4fd1bcb7e-ef9d5f2c61-76430633 http://digg.com/video/donald-trump-linguistics-answer-question http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/07/donald-trump-why-americans-support http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/escalating-aggression-marks-trump-s-rhetoric-642743363967 http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-finds-political-utility-in-violence-642793027894 View at Medium.com https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-bernie-sanders-anxious-millennials-find-a-candidate-who-speaks-to-them/2015/10/27/923d0b74-66cc-11e5-9223-70cb36460919_story.html http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jun/11/neoliberalism-hijacked-vocabulary?CMP=share_btn_fb http://www.investopedia.com/terms/n/neoliberalism.asp View at Medium.com View at Medium.com

anger/rage and action/hope

Think about the relationship between anger and action that Cornell West describes in terms of other texts, people, stories in the world. West, “Prisoners of Hope” (Canvas Files) Porsha O Capitalism Serena Williams (via Rankine from Citizen (Canvas Files); and NYTimes Magazine article, and etc) Obama’s “anger translator” Hennessy Youngman Coates, Between the World and… Continue reading anger/rage and action/hope