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The 2015 Oscars’ Diversity Discussion Goes South for the Winter

People who don’t pay much attention to the Academy Awards might well have heard something about this being the Whitest Oscars since 1998. That meme conveniently defines diversity only in terms of the nominees for acting (not editing, sound, makeup, or what-have-you), and even then, only in terms of skin color – not nationality, not sexuality, not gender, not class circumstances. So the #oscarssowhite hashtag and meme gets discussed on all the “news” programs, joked about by all the late-night
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Autism

We Interrupt This Blog to Tell You About #NAWD

We interrupt this blog and its years of amazing articles about autism to bring your attention to another A: Adjunct Awareness. Regular readers know that I pretty much never divert from the subject of raising a kid on the spectrum, so this must be important, right? In fact, this directly relates to just how good a parent I can be. Today, February 25, 2015, is the first-ever National Adjunct Walkout Day (#NAWD). If you’re anything like most of the students
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Populism

Being Latin@ = Being American

A funny thing has happened to Latin@s on their way to full representation in Congress, other political offices, and the media. They’ve come to embody everything that is quintessentially American in a way that Cesar Chavez could only have dreamed about. When Chavez died in 1993, the most recent U.S. Census, the one from 1990, distinguished between Whites and Hispanic/Latinos as races. These days, “Hispanic origins are not races” and have their own checkmarking category apart from the race questionnaire.
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