Category Archives: Politics

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What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

It will come as no surprise to most of my readers that I have gone and done a thing: I am running for the Jefferson County Board of Education. If you want to know my big issues and where I … Continue reading

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How Dare You Call Me Privileged?

I have seen a number of white friends post things like “If anyone calls me white privileged, I will delete that comment,” or “And then my friend called me white privileged; how dare she?” These are people who insist they … Continue reading

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The Fallacies of Freud and Fox

Before I start this, let me just clarify that I’m meeting Freud where he was: The cisnormative culture of the early 20th Century. Work with us here. If you had asked Sigmund Freud, in the early 20th Century, what women … Continue reading

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White Fragility in Colorado

The book talks a lot about how we have been taught that being racist makes us bad people, and obviously, when you’re talking about discriminatory and violent racism, it is. Closer examination shows that we are all racist, and that whites, having been raised in a white supremacist society, have been utterly inculcated in white supremacy–not in that we all consciously believe that whites are superior, but we believe our experience is the universal experience in America. Continue reading

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To Arms?

Would I want to carry a gun in the classroom? I’ve been giving this some thought lately, in part because I’ve been answering this question for journalists, but more since I talked to my students about it Friday. With journalists, … Continue reading

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How Sweet It Is!

I cannot tell you how many times, especially between 2013 and 2015, I heard my colleagues bemoan how much the general public hates teachers. Many refused to participate in actions our union organized, from things as basic as wearing blue … Continue reading

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No Words, Only Sound

Forgive the rambling nature of this entry—the lack of a single, coherent thesis. I woke up this morning to the image of stricken young people. I didn’t know their faces, but I know that expression. I know that expression. Then … Continue reading

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The Problem

I once read an interview of a nutritionist who said if he could eliminate one thing from the American diet, it would be cheese. That’s right—cheese is what’s causing the obesity epidemic. Not candy, not soda; in a fast food … Continue reading

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Six People with Different Political Views Walk into a Dinner Party…

Starting at end of table closest to camera and going left to right: Paula, Kelly, Krista, (empty seat Tory, who took the picture), Kavita, Alan In May of 2011 I got into a Facebook discussion about politics. Well, I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Why I’m So Pissed About DeVos

I’m probably preaching to the choir here. The people who will read this already know it, and those who don’t want to hear it will make up a reason to ignore it. Here it is, anyway. Last night I was … Continue reading

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