So I tried the renting bit for a day, but it just wasn’t for me. So as of a minute ago, I’ve got a new, bigger house in Altadena.
Paint samples are ready!
Air filters for the new digs.
Picking up paint samples
Great hot day for a Kona Ice
After almost 9 proud years of home ownership, the house is sold and I’m a renter yet again.
A bit irked that they don’t have the 200 sheet wrapping paper, so they charge me more to get two 100 sheet boxes. #poorcustomerservice
8am and it’s already 94 degrees outside.
The OER movement continues to have a significant impact on students, faculty, and the way teaching is occurring. OER can overcome barriers to students
For hundreds of years, the white-dominated American culture has raised the specter of the dangerous, violent black man. Host John Biewen tells the story of a confrontation with an African American teenager. Then he and recurring guest Chenjerai Kumanyika discuss that longstanding image – and its neglected flipside: white-on-black violence.
The story of Bhagat Singh Thind, and also of Takao Ozawa – Asian immigrants who, in the 1920s, sought to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that they were white in order to gain American citizenship. Thind’s “bargain with white supremacy,” and the deeply revealing results.
I’m embarrassed to say that I’d never heard these stories or known about any of these laws and their history. Or worse, I’m embarrassed to say that the education system has failed me and millions of others. This sort of history should be broadly known in America.
Discussing having an IndieWebCamp in the near future.
In 1919, a white mob forced the entire black population of Corbin, Kentucky, to leave, at gunpoint. It was one of many racial expulsions in the United States. What happened, and how such racial cleansings became “America’s family secret.”
The history of Corbin as presented by the Corbin city government, with no mention of the 1919 racial expulsion.
Elliot Jaspin’s book, Buried in the Bitter Waters: The Hidden History of Racial Cleansings in America
Another in a long line of stories and history I wished I had learned in US History. I knew things were bad having grown up in the American South. I had no idea that they were this painfully bad. Holy shit.
“How attached are you to the idea of being white?” Chenjerai Kumanyika puts that question to host John Biewen, as they revisit an unfinished conversation from a previous episode. Part 7 of our series, Seeing White.
Photo: Composite image: Chenjerai Kumanyika, left; photo by Danusia Trevino. And John Biewen, photo by Ewa Pohl.
Relistened to this episode as a prelude to getting back into it after a long summer. Glad that there are so many more episodes to catch up on.