THE TOXIC CLASSROOM

Unless you are learning a scientific discipline, keep away from classrooms if you possibly can. Do not attend classes on literature, or on writing. They will do you no good, and may do you substantial harm. I have been teaching in classrooms for almost 50 years, and I spent much of my 15 or so … Continue reading THE TOXIC CLASSROOM

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Women of Color, Shirley Chisholm and Intersectionality

Shirley Chisholm was the first U.S. black woman to be elected into the House of Representatives in 1961. She became the political embodiment of the needs and wants of the poverty-ridden neighborhood, Bedford Stuyvesant, in Brooklyn. This challenged the traditional ways of the patriarchal democracy found within the United States. Additionally, in 1972, with a … Continue reading Women of Color, Shirley Chisholm and Intersectionality