Moving Statues

I'm quoted in this piece on ancient cancel culture – fascinating discussion of ritual mutilation of Olmec heads! https://t.co/ERtXoNsVPe — Erin L. Thompson (@artcrimeprof) August 22, 2020 I’m quoted in this piece on ancient cancel culture – fascinating discussion of ritual mutilation of Olmec heads! https://t.co/ERtXoNsVPe — Erin L. Thompson (@artcrimeprof) August 22, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js… Read More Moving Statues

not so nice

This reporting deserves a Pulitzer. Now that’s out of the way, Chana Joffe-Walt and the Serial podcast is a must-listen. While I sit in my rage, my fear of personal hypocrisy, and memories of my own education and the parallel worlds of Black and brown children alongside mine and my sons’ I cannot help but… Read More not so nice

Series: White People Homework (20) Who?

I read a Tweet yesterday about “canceling Lincoln.” No one is ‘canceling Lincoln.’ But I am asking teachers to do a much better job and overhaul the curriculum and framing of the Civil War. Here are some links from the school year 2018-2019 (8th grade Humanities) and Zinn Education Resources: https://blog0rama.wordpress.com/2019/05/11/backyard-civil-war/ https://blog0rama.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/backyard-civil-war-text-pairing/ https://blog0rama.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/backyard-civil-war-cinematic-blues/ https://www.zinnedproject.org/if-we-knew-our-history/rethinkin-lincoln-on-the-150th-birthday-of-the-emancipation-proclamation/ Cornell… Read More Series: White People Homework (20) Who?

Series: WPH: Juneteenth (19)

Happy Emancipation Day! Just a few facts:The US was 3rd to last in the Americas to abolish slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation came abt partially because enslaved people were self-liberating by the thousands. Don’t let them tell you we just waited to be free.#JuneteenthDay — Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) June 19, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Just a correction-… Read More Series: WPH: Juneteenth (19)