Author: DadlandShutUP

Russia Hacked the U.S. Election. I’m Skeptic

Accusations that Russia hacked the election remind me of 911 accusations that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Opponents of Trump are so eager to find something to justify why Clinton lost the election that they aren’t realizing that

Posted in Politics Education

Hello Black People, Don’t Endorse Hillary or Bernie so Fast

Hello Black People, Many of you are beyond your late twenties and still you are acting like dunces, going to war with your social media friends in debates over Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. This is politics! These politicians are

Posted in Politics Education, Race Matters

I Love Black People—l really Do

Lately I have been feeling really proud about how black people have been standing in their truths while using social media technologies to resist the violent knowledges, fashions, bodies, and “opportunities” of dominant cultures. In the past, I never understood

Posted in Race Matters

A Small Place — My View

A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid–If only we could have more works like this: bold, not politically correct, honest, and unedited in many ways. I haven’t read her other works yet, but I bet that she no longer writes in

Posted in Reviews

Donald Trump Will Win the Next Election – Why?

Like Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump is performing. The problem is that too many of us have failed to realize that all the presidential contenders are performing. We show more resentment towards the one who most honestly reveals

Posted in Politics Education, Race Matters

Wonderful Summer 2015

I am having a wonderful summer—one of the best. It seems to be getting better every year. I met my literature-reading, foreign language, and health goals. Sometime this week, I will return home, ready to map out new goals for

Posted in Life Talk

When Black Affirmation Becomes Stifling

I hear a lot of black people using the increasing visibility of crimes against black people as reason to demonize white people. They think their ways of thinking are enlightened, progressive, consciously black, and self-affirmative. I would encourage you to

Posted in Politics Education, Race Matters

Black Lives Matter, Stop Bullying Bernie Sanders

It’s one thing to protest; it’s another thing to intimidate. The recent response of a couple members of Black Lives Matter is an outright intimidatory tactic. And I wonder why this is done to Bernie Sanders and not to other

Posted in Politics Education, Race Matters

Dreams Can Still Occur

Apart from blood and bones, what makes most of us similar are the daily struggles we face, not just to stay alive, but to live in peace and with purpose by fulfilling dreams. Under the persistent scarring by struggles, many of

Posted in Life Talk

Beware of Those Friends and Colleagues Who Evaluate Your Work

When you ask someone to evaluate your artistic production (say a book) and you know they skimmed it and didn’t finish but yet they are evaluating it with universal rhetorical feedback that could apply to any text, how do you

Posted in Life Talk, Reviews

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