https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/19/magazine/history-slavery-smithsonian.html In another post, I spotlight Nikita Stewart's concern that our schools are not teaching the history of slavery adequately or appropriately. One resource that might help is provided by Mary Elliott and Jazmine Hughes, entitled: "Four hundred years after enslaved Africans were first brought to Virginia, most Americans still don’t know the full story … Continue reading 1619 Project: Elliott & Hughes
For some reason, I had difficulty finding this article the first few times I tried. I think perhaps I kept clicking on another worthy article, that I will discuss in my next post. So feel free to use the link below in case you have trouble reaching it, too. Nikita Stewart's article is entitled "'We … Continue reading 1619 Project: Stewart
Joshua worked hard today. Signed--Ms. Duke Did he really? I honestly can't remember as I write this note. In middle school, each day is a ride on a cheap Ferris wheel with the speed set too high, punctuated by unsettling sights and rattling noises. But I'm not feeling frustrated with Joshua at the moment, and … Continue reading Joshua worked hard today.
What is most remarkable about Michael Lewis’s The Fifth Risk is not that he makes us aware of more ways that the installation of a U.S. administration indifferent to the responsibilities of government is a threat to our safety and long term security but that he provides such a readable explanation of the workings of … Continue reading Reading notes: The Fifth Risk
A twisted paper sails across the back. A miss. From the front swirls a triangle of plastic. Contact! Overhead a whirling nutcracker suite commences in this space so briefly out of her control. She catches them. Or she gets hit. (Mega-score!) Or someone complains. The ballerinas drop to the ground.