This blog was originally a talk I created for a talk at the University of Virginia in 2012. I recently stumbled across it and I thought I would publish it here as I am currently teaching a class on Black women’s politics at the University of Connecticut and many of these ideas are currently on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last night a a number of past and present colleagues began discussing the pro’s and con’s of the already infamous “new student letter” sent out to the University of Chicago’s incoming class yesterday about trigger warnings. In the letter Dean Ellison tells students that UChicago, because of it’s commitment to academic freedom… … does not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last night Chicago activists shut down the Trump rally scheduled at the UIC Pavillion. It was a stunning example of coordinated activist work that will hopefully provide a successful template in cities to come. But as I’ve written before, while these actions are exhilarating for the folks within our communities, they can also cause many […]Continue Reading... No Comments.