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Sixteen Maneuvers to Avoid Really Dealing with Racism. I found this list in an old e-mail, and thought it might come in handy for recognizing some common tactics of resistance against discussions of racism, against acknowledging that racism exists as a systemic injustice that we’re all complicit in to some degree, against owning up to anything.

Sixteen Maneuvers to Avoid Really Dealing with Racism

Apparently this list — which I adapted slightly into quotations with names — was originally developed by some anti-racist education organization, but I don’t know which one. (If you do, tell me!) Which of these moves are you adept at? We all know some of them. Confused? The Bootstrap Myth “Racism is a thing of the past… this is a free country, and anyone who works hard can make it in America.” The Backtrack “Hey, wait a second, that’s not what I meant… I mean… you took my words out of context, don’t make it try to sound like I’m racist!” Course Website of John Phillips.

Course Web Page of John Phillips (Image courtesy of Paul W.

Course Website of John Phillips

Carlson of M B Fractals) For more on Fractals follow this link to my own Fractals page If you would like a copy of any of the documents on these pages you can download and open in a word format, or you may send me a request by e mail to me at this link. Current Research: Selected Publications Structure, Sign and Play: the website for the workshop, Forty Years of Structure, Sign and Play, to be held on 23-24 April 2007.

And How It Can Renew America (9780374166854): Thomas L. Friedman: Books. Contraception past and future. Throughout history, mankind has tried to limit family size.

Contraception past and future

Until the last century, this was largely achieved by behavioural modifications, including abstinence, infrequent coitus, the avoidance of intercourse during the fertile period of the cycle and coitus interruptus (the withdrawal method). In population terms, breast-feeding, which inhibits normal ovarian activity, has been one of the most important means of limiting fertility, whereas for individual couples, coitus interruptus first mentioned in the book of Genesis has had a major role to play. One artificial method of contraception, the condom, has a surprisingly long history.

Penile sheaths were described in Egypt in 1350 BC.

Breast Cancer

Generations. Obama. Interpersonal Relationships. Team Building/Community Building. US cinema chain AMC set to allow customers to text during films. Image copyright Thinkstock One of the largest cinema chains in the US is considering letting customers use their mobile phones during films.

US cinema chain AMC set to allow customers to text during films

AMC chief executive Adam Aron said he wanted to encourage so-called millennials to visit the cinema. He told Variety magazine: "You can't tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That's not how they live their life. " But he said he would have to find a solution that did not disturb other movie-goers. AMC operates almost 400 cinemas in the United States, with more than 5,000 screens. In February the firm announced its intention to buy rival Carmike, which will make it the largest cinema chain in the US. But Mr Aron said young adults today were not visiting the cinema as much as their parents did when they were young. "We need to reshape our product in some concrete ways so that millennials go to movie theatres with the same degree of intensity as baby boomers went to movie theatres throughout their lives," he explained.

2014: The Death of the Postmodern Novel and the Rise of Autofiction. The postmodern novel is dead.

2014: The Death of the Postmodern Novel and the Rise of Autofiction

It is no longer what William James would call a living hypothesis: no committed literary novelist would now choose to write a postmodern fiction. Sure, genre and YA novelists may continue to churn out commodified, page-turning, loosely Victorian versions of the postmodern novel, but the robust fictional project of Pynchon, DeLillo, Coover, and even David Foster Wallace no longer holds sway over literary writing.

Should professors try to be friends with their students? Photo by Fuse/Thinkstock This post originally appeared in Inside Higher Ed.

Should professors try to be friends with their students?

Professors who want to establish classroom connections with their students receive lots of advice. And some experts have over the years advised the use of "self-disclosure," telling students stories about themselves, using self-deprecating humor as a way to make students feel comfortable and to view the instructor as an ally. Ignore that advice. That's the recommendation of a study being published today in Communication Education, a journal of the National Communication Association.

The study notes that professors' styles only go so far in predicting whether students will be posting status updates on Facebook or actually paying attention, but they do matter. But while previous studies have stressed the importance of promoting engagement, this one suggests clear limits to such strategies. The authors note that correlation does not necessarily mean causation. Pentecostalism's Neglected Black History. In her groundbreaking new book, Black Fire, theologian Estrelda Y.

Pentecostalism's Neglected Black History

Alexander shines a light on the African American roots of Pentecostalism. Here, she speaks to UrbanFaith News & Religion editor Christine A. Scheller about the miracles and scandals of Black Pentecostal faith. Dr.

Pedagogy

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