December 17, 2008

Final grades submitted

Hey all, your papers are currently available in the Front office Social Sciences 909. I have posted the grades they should be available within the next 24 hours. Over all this was a very high average for any class I have had. Though I am not surprised. I have enjoyed this semester very much and look forward to seeing/talking with you again. if you have questions or concerns about your grades please contact me at
clar0514@umn.edu
Maureen

You are the best class ever!

December 2, 2008

Rap, class and sex

November 12, 2008

Grading Guidline for First Draft

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November 11, 2008

The Muppet Show - Dizzy Gillespie - Swing Low Sweet Cadillac

Mountain to Mountain- international social change

This is an organization that my friend founded. She is currently in Afghanistan doing work for the project. She has had the opportunity to meet many very interesting people and has been reporting her experiences at the following site. All of the latest posts are her's. I thought you might find this to be an interesting organization working for change!

Education is the way forward. Be it school building, teacher training, literacy, cultural preservation, healthcare best practices, hygiene and sanitation, or greening initiatives – it is critical to the sustainability of communities in remote mountain areas around the world.

Mountain to Mountain was founded to create opportunity and venues for education in remote and impoverished areas of the world. Built upon the vision of uniting like-minded mountain communities with a single cause, Mountain to Mountain creates global connections between cultures…connecting communities and cultures in order to inspire participation and donations at home, and further the understanding of those we aim to empower through education.

Focus is put on projects that create venues and equip communities to promote sustainable education from within. Working with partners and local NGO’s that work from within the communities rather than dictating from afar - communities pledge their time, resources, and sweat equity, ensuring viable and sustainable projects for generations to come.

http://mountain2mountain.wordpress.com/about-mountain-to-mountain/

Newspaper doesn't acknowledge Obama win after the election. Presidential elections are "not a local issue and no big deal"

November 7, 2008

Questions to Consider


We will revisit these questions throughout the rest of the semester.


1.Will Obama create change? What kind? How?

2. Where have you witnessed discrimination and what did you do to respond to it?

3. Have you been the victim of discrimination? Explain.

4. Why has race been able to survive the shift between being heavily supported in
scientific discourse to being almost universally denied as a valid scientific concept?

5. Is there a “best? way to respond to discrimination?

6. How can middle class blacks use their resources to minimize racial discrimination?

7. How can we as a generation hinder the negative effects of discrimination?

8. Do you think that exploitation of a status could lead to further discrimination, such as increased avoidance?

Palin speech and response to audience

There is some debate as to whether or not an audience member shouted the N-word. But how does she respond? Here is a link that discusses the controversy and videos that argue the N-word was not used.

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=G9T0FI2axbU

The Adventures of Letterman - A Snake in the Grass

Note how they depict the villan!

Another episode of John & Faith Hubley's classic cartoon series for The Electric Company, with Gene Wilder as Letterman, Zero Mostel as the Spellbinder, and Joan Rivers narrating.

Dr. Seuss Sneectches Pt. two

Dr. Seuss Sneectches Pt. one

Questions to Consider


We will revisit these questions throughout the rest of the semester.

1.Will Obama create change? What kind? How?

2. Where have you witnessed discrimination and what did you do to respond to it?

3. Have you been the victim of discrimination? Explain.

4. Why has race been able to survive the shift between being heavily supported in
scientific discourse to being almost universally denied as a valid scientific concept?

5. Is there a “best? way to respond to discrimination?

6. How can middle class blacks use their resources to minimize racial discrimination?

7. How can we as a generation hinder the negative effects of discrimination?

8. Do you think that exploitation of a status could lead to further discrimination, such as increased avoidance?

November 5, 2008

Barry O'bama: Ireland and Barack Obama

We watched this clip today. I pointed out how Obama is multi-ethnic and yet we focus on his African heritage.

Obama, race and Marxism

Want to know what a Marxist thinks about the election and the direction of the country?

http://www.marxist.com/us-elections-welcome-to-school-of-democrats.htm

http://www.marxist.com/us-elections-welcome-to-school-of-democrats.htm

October 29, 2008

Course changes for Nov. 3rd -7th

We have decided to drop reading 18 and 19. You will not need to read these articles.