VIA the ASA ListServe: The Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty 2013 The American Studies Association Women’s Committee calls for submissions to the fourth annual Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty. Hosted by the ASA, this award honors Anzaldua’s outstanding … [Read more...] about CFP: The Gloria E. Anzaldua Award, 2013
Recently The Heritage Foundation published a study arguing a $600+ billion dollar cost to the American Economy if virtually anything were done to "fix" immigration policy. The big fuss started, however, when Richwine's 2009 dissertation became national news. Since then, the Heritage Foundation ended Richwine's very lucrative fellowship, and he's been labeled (accurately) as a … [Read more...] about UT Professor Richard Valencia Refutes Richewine’s Update on Biological Racism
This article comes to FunkNBeans from union member and political activist Allan Jamail of Galena Park, Texas. We thank Mr. Jamail for this excellent piece of Houston history. From Mr. Jamail: I BRING TO YOU TODAY AT THE CLOSE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH BACK WHEN I WAS JUST 27 YEARS OLD THE TRAGEDY OF 42 YEARS AGO WHEN THE FIRST BLACK HOMECOMING QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF … [Read more...] about Queen Lynn: From Glory to Tragedy
Inevitably, each semester students ask instructors: Do I really have to read the book?! The answer is YES. You really do need to read the book. You bought it; you will have assignments and exams related to it; and you are in college to learn and earn credits. That's not going to happen successfully by just going to class. There is a lot more to college than showing up, and … [Read more...] about Do I Really Have To Read The Book?
Via H-Net.org Hip-Hop and Critical Pedagogy ON-LINE Radical Teacher, No. 97 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS All submissions due no later than February 15, 2013 With this special issue we propose to construct a frame for understanding the place of Hip Hop in classrooms—from K-12 public schools and other youth-based community spaces to college and university courses. With the … [Read more...] about Call for Submissions: Hip-Hop and Critical Pedagogy for a Special Issue of Radical Teacher