I have my students in ES101 do an assignment in which they follow coverage of national debate/popular issue for instance in which race, class, and/or ethnicity come up in overt or covert ways. The purpose of the assignment is to get them to think about how the words we use shade the ideas we have [...]
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Arizona’s former governor Castro stopped for a third time by law enforcement to question him about his legal status.
This, here, is what I am talking about. According to the story, the cheering coming from the Alamo Heights High School (a predominately white school in an affluent part of Houston) took a decidedly racist tone as the boys’s basketball team secured its win over over San Antonio’s Edison High School boys’ basketball team. Edison High School is a predominantly [...]
Deedee Garcia Blase (R-AZ) forms the National Tequila Party in the hopes of motivating would-be Latino voters to get out to the polls in 2012 in response to the anti-immigration rhetoric of the Tea Party. Note that Garcia Blase is Republican, and note that National Tequila Party doesn’t overtly identify with either the Left or [...]
A few weeks ago I wrote about the possible (read: likely) effects of employing certain rhetoric when advocating for same-sex marriage (namely that which aligns homosexuality with heteronormativity…homonormativity?). Historically, civil rights discourses have pitted minority groups against the dominant group in a sort of “tit-for-tat”; if you want this, then you have to give this [...]
A Nation of Immigrants Martin, Susan F. Cambridge University Press: 2011