TW: There are descriptions and depictions of violence against black women. Today, we are watching Kimberlé Crenshaw’s TEDTalk, “The Urgency of Intersectionality” As we watch this during class, take note of concepts, terminology, or names that you are unfamiliar with or that strike you. After we watch the Talk, you’ll assemble in small groups and… Read More Urgency of Intersectionality
I realize now that I had a strange education growing up. In my home and school, we spoke regularly about the history and plight of Native Americans. My family read Black Elk Speaks aloud alongside the Bible and other religious texts. We learned about Ojibwe customs in elementary school. Our Civics teacher taught us the… Read More Seeing America, Part 2: The Black Hills
Two years ago, I decided to move to Memphis. When I told my friends and family, nearly all of whom are from great northern states, they were shocked. They said true and practical things like, “but you hate the heat” and “it’s so far away from home.” However, the also said some extremely biased things… Read More Seeing America, Part 1: What Is Southern?