Tag Archives: violence

Guns in the U.S.

  from https://www.yahoo.com/news/orlando-pulse-shooting-day-2-000000024.html

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Malcom X…

…would be 91 today.

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Au nom de quoi?

from W.H. Auden’s “September 1, 1939” Defenseless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them Of Eros and of dust, … Continue reading

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Ta-Nehisi Coates and Harper Lee

I’m not sure what possessed me to read these two books back to back— Between the World and Me and Go Set a Watchman. Because I read Go Set a Watchman first, all I could do while reading Go Set … Continue reading

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Los Intocables

Erik Ravelo, a Cuban artist, has created a series of works called Les Intocables, The Untouchables, pieces that speak to the insecurity and lack of well-being of children in our society and to the right that all children need to be … Continue reading

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“Doubletake” by Seamus Heaney

Human beings suffer, They torture one another, They get hurt and get hard. No poem or play or song Can fully right a wrong Inflicted and endured. The innocent in gaols Beat on their bars together. A hunger-striker’s father Stands … Continue reading

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Perverted madness

I talked with my students today about the Boston Marathon. AW’s dad was in the race and had crossed the finish line 25 minutes before the first blast. “Whoa. You’re kidding!?!” BR said she was happy we live in the … Continue reading

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