Self-Love

Early in this course, Professor Nauman stated, “The worth of every human is in the measure of their thoughtful self-cultivation.” This resonated with my beliefs that I had a duty to society to learn and think in order to be an active member of society. Likewise, it parallelled advice of self-love: "you must learn to …

Election Day! (Identities, Voter Suppression, and Court Rulings–oh my).

The election is TODAY, and it is hard to believe that this block is going by so quickly! Last week (week 2), our class focused on the 2016 election and turnout, building upon the framework of week 1 to apply identity-based politics to the outcome of the 2016 election. Specifically, we read the book Identity …

Political Decisions and the Power of Identity

Hello! My name is Andra Metcalfe and I am the student blogger for a class I am taking that focuses on something already at the forefront of most people’s minds this block: elections! The class is being taught by the wonderful Dana Wittmer Wolfe! The goal of this class is to provide a political science …

The Nomad to the Economist: “I’m Not Poor, You Are!”

Image from The New Yorker Hi, my name is Sofia Infante and this is my first post sharing discussions held in the incredible course I am taking now: Modernocene: Progress, Race, Capitalism and Climate Crisis. Professor Nauman Naqvi discusses with us every morning, or rather his every night, from his desk in Karachi, Pakistan. Together, we delve into the history of economics, culture and theology that has led us into what he calls, The Modernocene.   …

Grace Lee Boggs

http://thefoundrytheatre.org/2012/09/11/this-is-how-we-do-it/ "...activism can be the journey rather than the arrival..." - Grace Lee Boggs, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century Grace Lee Boggs carries many titles. One of them being a visionary organizer - someone who practices the art of imagination to create alternatives to existing systems. In her earlier years, …

Red, white, and blue

Back in April, former Democratic presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, urged Asians and Asian Americans to embrace our “American-ness” by wearing “red white and blue” to combat the coronavirus and anti-Asian racism (The Washington Post). That’s easier said than done. From the mid-1870s syphilis outbreak, the 1876 smallpox epidemic, to the 1939 tuberculosis epidemic, these diseases …

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