Janet Keirstead

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These 7 Microaggressions Could Ruin Someone's Day

Imagine that it's 8:30 a.m., and you're already having the best day ever. The sun is shining, the humidity is near-nonexistent, and you've even found …

Civil Discourse in the Classroom

Civil Discourse in the Classroom—based on lessons tested in diverse classrooms across the United States and proven effective with a wide range of …

When Hate Is in the Headlines: Resources for K-12 Educators

Join us for a webinar with education experts from the American Federation of Teachers, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project, …

Condemning Racism and Bigotry While Using Charlottesville as a Teachable Moment: Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Others

The Alliance for Excellent Education filmed a special edition of Federal Flash that condemns the actions by white supremacists in Charlottesville and …

Unite Against Hate!

Resources for students, educators, and families to address and engage in the national dialogue about racism, hate, and bias in the wake of recent …

Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy, A Trip to the Grocery Store

Codes

The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic …

The Very Best - Warm Heart Of Africa feat Ezra Koenig (Official Video)

Achebe: An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"

Achebe, Chinua. "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'" Massachusetts Review. 18. 1977. Rpt. in Heart of Darkness, An …

KOMONO - BALOJI / CAPTURE / feat Petite Noir and Muanza

Benjamin Watson

At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out …

Ferguson verdict is complicated for me (Opinion) - CNN.com

Washington University students march through a student lounge on the St. Louis campus as part of a nationwide walkout on Monday, December 1. Activists called for students to walk out of school and employees to walk off the job nationwide to protest police violence. A grand jury's decision not to …

My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK

The fourth time a Poughkeepsie police officer told me that my Vassar College Faculty ID could make everything OK was three years ago. I was driving …

Do They Know It’s Christmas 2014 remake is about Ebola, featuring Bono, Sam Smith, and other Brits. It's terrible (VIDEO).

Star-studded charity singles tend to be cheesy, self-righteous, and of dubious real-world value—and we can probably blame “Do They Know It’s …

Do They Know it's Christmas Band Aid 1984 lyrics onscreen

Heart of Darkness: Criticism 1

{Incidentally: you might note that there's a paradox here: wearing my professorial cap, I'm trying to make a clear, abstract statement about what I …

Africana Age

"The Black Man's Burden": A Response to Kipling

“The Black Man’s Burden”: A Response to Kipling<p>In February 1899, British novelist and poet Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem entitled “The White Man’s …

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

<b>© 1989 Peggy McIntosh</b><p><b>"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" first appeared in Peace and Freedom Magazine, July/August, 1989, pp. 10-12, …

Feminism

A videogame adaptation of Hamlet has been turned back into a stage show

To be, or not to be—that is a rhetorical question, and it gets at the challenges facing anyone who wishes to convert Shakespeare's <i>Hamlet</i> into a …

Hamlet for Kids (Free Printable) – Learning Table

Reading Shakespeare with Kids<p><i>This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.</i><p>It’s Shakespeare month for our homeschool literature …

The Mousetrap to Murder Most Foul: how lines from Hamlet have turned to crime

William Shakespeare’s princely play has inspired the titles of more crime novels than perhaps any other, lending a name to works from Agatha Christie, Derek Raymond, Reginald Hill and many more<p>There’s an old joke about Hamlet: it’s full of quotations. After seeing the new Benedict Cumberbatch …

Benedict Cumberbatch: being a father has made me a better Hamlet

The British actor says he now understands the complexity of the father/son relationship after having a newborn baby son<p>For most first-time fathers, a newborn baby son means endless sleepless nights, a rollercoaster of emotions and an introduction to the tricky world of nappy changes.<p>For a world …

Why We (Mostly) Stopped Messing With Shakespeare’s Language

Last week, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced that it had commissioned thirty-six playwrights to translate all of Shakespeare’s plays into modern English. The backlash began immediately, with O.S.F. devotees posting their laments on the festival’s Facebook page. “What a revolting …

Literature