Tuesday, July 18, 2006
claim that shit
this summer is horrible. i am having a lot of trouble with my students. i'm trying to think of a pep-talk aka "education has been and continues to be systematically witheld from people of color so you better understand that you need to go and CLAIM your fucking education b/c nobody is going to hand that to you" w/out supporting the myth of meritocracy... plus i want them to understand what i mean by "claiming" their education and what i mean by "education" sigh.. this gets so complicated. tomorrow we're supposed to talk to our students about our college experience ("ask me about my alma mater day") but i think i'm going to talk about why i care that they go to college and why i do the work that i do.