While intersectionality has existed in the works of scholars and activists before her, Dr. Crenshaw was the person to coin the term in her book Demarginalising the Intersection of Race and Gender in 1989. Dr. Crenshaw is a lawyer, civil rights advocate and law professor at the UCLA and Columbia Law School where she specialises... Continue Reading →
Despite evidence that punitive punishment is ineffective and damaging— at worst, pushing vulnerable children out of school into the carceral system and, at best, driving student resentment and a breakdown of the teacher-student relationship— we still enact them in the forms of detention, suspension, expulsion, and in extreme cases, practices that replicate our carceral system by introducing police, surveillance, fines and probation into schools. However, if you consider our current system of punitive discipline in schools as a continuation of European colonialism, we can begin to pick apart the origins and evolution of how our schools are increasingly operating as an extension of the penal system through hundreds of years of intentionally oppressive design.
Any text that is printed or digitally displayed has been deliberately chosen to look that way. Through repeated associations, racist messaging with a certain typeface in the past means that that typeface now carries that racist overtone even if the words bearing that typeface aren’t racist.
This is a very, very vague idea as I’ve only started thinking about this topic and researching it this past week and I’m still having a lot of trouble wrapping my head around it but I might have to write a paper on it for a sociology class so I'm just going to post it... Continue Reading →
Hello! Today, we're going to look at one of the most adapted fictional characters in the world: Sherlock Holmes! Specifically, we're going to look at the original material as is written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyles and BBC's live series adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and how his drug use has evolved from the... Continue Reading →
This is a book review I had to write for my sociology of gender class I read “In a Classroom of Their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools” by Keisha Lindsay where she talks about the theoretical basis from which proponents of all-Black male schools argue their case to... Continue Reading →
Hello, this is a little blurb because I am just really fed up with the lack of care given to sound design. Unlike our sight, we cannot turn off our hearing. We cannot decide what not to hear like how we can just turn our heads to avoid seeing something. While our sight is limited... Continue Reading →
Hey guys. I took a really interesting class this semester and I want to upload what I learned on here partially as an online record for me to reference in the future and also as something that y'all can use if you're learning about generative syntax. This class covers elementary analyses of the syntax of... Continue Reading →
One of the perils of activism on social media is the dilution of terms. Terms that once hold power and significance gets passed around as slang and it becomes a meme or "pop culture". People of color was once a term meant to be inclusive and suggests a sense of solidarity in the people it... Continue Reading →
[Reblog] Mouryou no Hako Analysis
Mouryou no Hako is a 2008 anime based on the 1995 novel by Natushiko Kyogoku. It was produced by studio madhouse with all character designs done by CLAMP. It’s a psychological and sci-fi mystery with some supernatural elements. The story is about the different characters as they are caught up in solving two mysteries: the disappearance of 14-year-old Kanako Yuzui, and the three serial killings and dismemberment cases. Main characters are Kiba, Sekigucki, Toriguchi, Reijiro, Yoko, and Chuuzenji, who everyone calls Kyougokudou. I’ve written a review of Mouryou no Hako or Goblin’s Box if you’re interested. This post will serve as an analysis of the themes.
Do spirits and gods exist? What is the nature of the evil spirit known as the Mouryou? What are the true forms of demons? If you could live forever, or make a loved one live forever, would you? How can one stay stable living…
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We've all heard about white privilege but it's really hard to really explain what it is and how it affects, say, your life or my life. The definitions and discussions we hear about it in class or on TV include big words, race theory or the people talking over each other. None of those things... Continue Reading →
As accessibility becomes a much more prevalent consideration among designers, whether it's video game designers, urban planners, software developers or UI/UX designers, they've had to be more cognizant of the human conditions of often a minority of their users. However, we've found that accessibility features benefit more than just the people who need them. In... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/yZtPMJKBD80 This is the intersection of being black and being a woman. This is how they come together to further oppress black women in a way that most people don't even realize. Black women have to deal with the treatment of being black and being a woman. Within the community, we've seen how black women... Continue Reading →
There is a good number of Americans who believe that we are more racially integrated than ever before and that segregation is a problem of the past. This is simply not true. This is a mini-series or as I call them, ramblings. Since some people want a white history month so bad during Black History... Continue Reading →
It's a pretty well-picked-through trash pile when it comes to social commentary and ironic jokes but it's still something worth looking at. Millennials are killing this or that. Applebee's is killed, JCPenny is gone. It almost sounds like millennials are actively trying to bring down all of America's industries and implode our economy and way... Continue Reading →