Remember Me?

Today a professor I’ve taken three graduate school courses with, who was my advisor for a year, and whose research I worked on for a bit, didn’t see me as I waved at him from down the hall, as I made not one but two verbal attempts to say ‘hello’ and congratulate him on his…

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Halloween WAS Happy until…

Halloween in New Orleans is an adult affair. The costumes range from non-existent to incredibly over the top creative. Both last year and this year, Halloween has fallen on a weekday so a lot of people went out on the Saturday before. I went to frenchmen st. both times, and the sheer volume of people…

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Hand Signals & Calculators

Stop for a moment and think about all the personal encounters you’ve had in the U.S., or have witnessed, with non-English speakers. Think about the level of impatience had with, or complete dismissal of, that non-English speaking person. We are, as a nation, pretty ridiculous. As are some other nations when it comes to non-speakers…

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Howard University Trayvon Martin, “Am I Suspicious?” Campaign Video

http://youtu.be/rH5bB8HUWFs

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About me Challenge: Day 10

Worst day of my life… I think I’ve been pretty fortunate as far as not having many major life upsets. And even if they seemed like the worst thing ever at the time thinking about what the worst day of my life may be is hard to recall. So the first thing that comes to…

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Stephen C. Foster — Darkey Music

My mom has the Scribner Music Library which has something like 10-11 volumes of piano music in books. I principally play out of one of the books that is classical and early romantic music and sometimes out of another, which is mostly romantic music. But yesterday I decided to flip through some of the other volumes,which…

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Spinning Into Butter

So I’m watching this movie right now and when the scene where the POCs get upset at the white only faculty making apologetic statements about the racist incidents on campus came up, all I could think was how relevant the students’ back and forth was to other liberal arts (read oberlin) schools in the US,…

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