Sports and sporting organizations have been a productive arena for our class’ focus on institutionalized forms of oppression. Check out this interesting crowd-sourced inquiry into the language that’s used to describe athletes from different racial backgrounds. Click on the pic for more.
The definitive response to the Princeton Privilege Blues published last week.
The Boston Area Social Justice Educators’ conference is one of the best places to meet people who can hang with your thinking after our social contexts class. I hope included in your theory of change is doing things collectively, which means you need others. This is a place to be in continued good conversations. Registration is free; excellent speakers. Peep game.
Award-winning author Junot Díaz on the ways that graduate programs at predominantly white institutions (PWIs) are counter to the interests, and vibrancy of People of Color. Although he doesn’t use the term, it’s related to what bell hooks calls the phenomenon of ‘eating the other,’ that frequently occurs when whiteness (the idea that all that is Euro-descendant is better) goes unchallenged.