That’s a Wrap

We wrapped up our class this Friday which was very confusing because usually blocks end on Wednesdays. The end of the block was thankfully pretty relaxed compared to how some blocks end, our final assignment was to come up with a constitution for the whiteness studies club on campus and on Friday we discussed as […]

White Club

On both Friday last week and Monday of this week the Critical Whiteness Studies class had two guests help lead a discussion.  On Friday Krystal Grint a Training Specialist for the El Paso County Department of Human Services came to discuss how to talk about racial issues with people who are resistant. This was helpful for us […]

A Glass Half Full

As I write this blog I am currently watching a CNBC special on the drug war in Mexico, surprisingly something I already watched in my block 8 class on the War on Drugs.  I tell you this not only because I highly suggest that anyone who can, should take Santiago Guerra’s Drug War block but […]

What are you scared of?

Last week we finished off “Whiteness: an Introduction” with the idea of ‘passing’.  What does it mean for a person or group of people ‘pass’ in a white society?  This question made me ask more questions, how does one pass in the United States and country that prides itself on being the Land of the Free […]

Local Learning

    We had the morning after our 5-day field trip off to sleep in for the first time since class started, but we were right back at it in afternoon, with a little day trip to the Manitou are to practice our new knowledge of sedimentary rock formations. We learned how different formations give […]

Question Yourself

Heidi always starts the week off with a movie.  This Monday we watched Making Whiteness Visible a film which starred many white whiteness activists sharing their personal narratives.  After the movie we, as a class, discussed our thoughts on the film.  Something mentioned was that it seems like all the activists in the film had […]