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On Accepting Things as They Are, and Learning There’s a Better Option

The material we were given to read, analyze, and supplement our knowledge throughout this course had several different results and associations. I have spent this semester writing out connections to things I don’t have strong connections to and, through this blog, being motivated to make stronger explanations so that other people could understand those connections.Continue reading “On Accepting Things as They Are, and Learning There’s a Better Option”

Understanding Translation

Last week, we discussed this article by María R. Scharrón-del Río and Alan A. Aja at Latino Rebels and how intersectionality plays a significant role in the use of the term “Latinx”. Something I briefly touched on but did not write too much about was the linguistical aspect of the situation. I think another importantContinue reading “Understanding Translation”

On How Conversations Work

The given reading material for this week covered the topic of public conversations and how they work. Mark Gaipa’s “Breaking into the Conversation: How Students Can Acquire Authority in Their Writing” recognizes eight ways to write a contribution to a global conversation. Those ways involve several different combinations of agreeing, disagreeing, and challenging already publishedContinue reading “On How Conversations Work”

On Cobb County/Marietta General History and Racial Disparities

A red flag that my personal experiences growing up in a notoriously racist Georgia county taught me is the phrase “the good old days”. “Former glory”, “rise again”, “MAGA” – anything along those lines, implying that things used to be “better”. Better for you, maybe. Definitely not for me or pretty much anyone from aContinue reading “On Cobb County/Marietta General History and Racial Disparities”

Atlanta High-Schoolers’ Immigration Stories and What I Know About My Family’s

Boy, do I have stuff to say for this one. I am not an immigrant. I was born and raised in Georgia in a county that was ethnically cleansed for several decades and had a real estate agent that warned my parents that the school their kids would go to if they moved there probablyContinue reading “Atlanta High-Schoolers’ Immigration Stories and What I Know About My Family’s”

The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University

My group visited the KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education with the intention of evaluating how museums are set up. The museum was broken up into multiple sections, including notable figures, causes/effects/responses, tributes, Georgia’s involvement, U.S. calls to action, and U.S. shames (such as internment camps) and prides (such as the Tuskegee Airmen). TheContinue reading “The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University”

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