Where good thoughts go to tumble.
#ThingsStudentsWriteInTheirFinalExams: “And, just like that, the reader is forced to reevaluate everything they have assumed about Indians because, hey, you don’t wanna be that guy, right?”
From a female student on Sherman Alexie and the critique of neoliberalism and the vanishing Indian.
Aurelio Montemayor - Chicano Activist and Educator
From “Rationale for a Chicano Learning Center: Footnote/ Four Years After,” (1976):
Todavía siento que les estamos picando los ojos a la gente. El trabajador y el pobre, no está ni ciego ni pendejo. And our two-dimensional propaganda plastered on the massive walls of the racist and classist institutions is neither convincing the poor, who are looking in from the outside, nor really bringing down those institutions. (I sometimes feel that those of us who get so excited about our pre-columbian roots are merely developing a new elitism, and trading a revolution for a costume.)
Apple and Language Imperialism #dhpoco #damnit
#DHPoco pays tribute to Chinua Achebe on Colorlines! “It’s no surprise that Adeline Koh and Roopika Risam are big fans of Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian author of “Things Fall Apart,” who died last Thursday at 82. The creators of the Post Colonial Digital Humanities (DHPoco) website and Tumblr, have been making Bitstrip comics that celebrate anti-colonial writers like Achebe, defang academic jargon, and call BS on the notion of colorblind coding.
Koh (right pane, avatar in the gray pantssuit) is a faculty fellow at Duke and a postcolonial literature professor at Richard Stockton College. Risam (right pane, avi in red shoes) is up for a doctorate in English at Emory and she’ll teach at Salem State University in the fall. With their hands in techand literature, the pair is also campaigning for people of color and women to write Wikipedia entries about anti-colonial and feminist women theorists from across the globe.”
Read the full Colorlines article here: http://www.colorlines.com/archives/2013/03/a_comic_tribute_to_chinua_achebe.html