Who Do You Think You Are?: Searching For My Ancestors

I recently posted about my experiences at the Melrose Plantation from back in June, and then last week I visited the Whitney Plantation, which is the only one I really wanted to visit, and which I’ll write more about later. I’m living in a state full of former plantations in a region of the country…

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Global v. Domestic

This has become an ongoing debate just within my own department within the school of public health. The conversation always goes as such, “What do you want to do when you graduate?” “Well, I’m not sure yet?” “Well do you want to work global or domestic?” o_o *blinks* My answer is always both, but its…

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The benevolence of slavery?

“No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.” History textbooks in US public schools have always been kind of a shit show. They like to frame slavery as a purely…

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