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Booker T. Washington Checks Out of a Hotel…

1903 was a particularly difficult year for African Americans, as described in Douglas Blackmon’s book,¬†Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World¬†War II. In that year alone, at least 85 African Americans were … Continue reading

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Making Black Lives Matter

I don’t have a lot to say in this post this week–last week was a very difficult week for the US, and for our nation’s Black citizens in particular. At this point, it seems incomprehensible that concepts like white privilege, … Continue reading

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A Spin on Vernacular

It’s rare when a media event overlaps with my scholarly work, but TWO events overlapping with it is practically unheard of. However, this past week, such a confluence happened. First, Neal Brennan, co-creator of Chapelle’s Show, gave an interview to … Continue reading

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Of Dissertations And Degrees

It’s rare that a news story touches on the experiences of graduate school and academic work, and when it does, it’s perhaps even more rare that news outlets fully understand the ins and outs of graduate work, research, and academic … Continue reading

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