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Saying More, With Less

The first thing that really connected with me in the poetry I listened to was Jamila Layiscott’s “3 ways to speak English.” Before even pressing play, I knew immediately that this piece would be about code-switching, and I connected to this piece particularly because of its emphasis on this idea of “articulation” and what itContinue reading “Saying More, With Less”

“Deeply Foreign and Strangely Familiar”: The Racist Underpinnings of the Body

Pablo Mitchell’s “Coyote Nation” outlines the political struggle of and resistance to the statehood of New Mexico in the late-nineteenth, early-twentieth centuries. What I found to be the most interesting aspect of his explanation was his discussion on the body politics of New Mexicans after already gaining statehood and the ways in which their bodiesContinue reading ““Deeply Foreign and Strangely Familiar”: The Racist Underpinnings of the Body”

Black Students Matter: The Realities of Being Black in a “Good School”

A primary concern for most parents in the U.S. centers around what school district to send their kids to in order to provide them with the best shot at achieving the illusive “American Dream.” Unfortunately, when Black and Brown students are able to find themselves in what would be considered “good schools” (typically understood asContinue reading “Black Students Matter: The Realities of Being Black in a “Good School””


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