Monday, August 18, 2014


Ferguson Protester Lisha Williams. 
"It was no fight, it was no shots fired. The only ones who fired was police. All we did was march to the command center to fall to our knees and say, 'Don't shoot.' And they started shooting." --CNN
Malcolm London
Chicago poet, Malcolm London
"They don't talk about white-on-white crime in the news." -- Huffington 
Attorney Benjamin Crump
"What we're really asking for is simple justice. We're not asking for anything extraordinary. They just want what anybody else would want if their children were shot down in broad daylight." -- CNN
Justice Taney
Melissa Harris-Perry
 In 1857, Chief Justice Roger Taney declared that [Dred] Scott had no right to sue because as a black man he was never intended to be an American. Speaking of the clause in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal,” Taney wrote:
“It is too clear for dispute, that the enslaved African race were not intended to be included, and formed no part of the people who framed and adopted this declaration.” Taney went on to say that black men “had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.” -- MSNBC
 U.C. Prof. David Kirp
While technology can be put to good use by talented teachers, they, and not the futurists, must take the lead. The process of teaching and learning is an intimate act that neither computers nor markets can hope to replicate. Small wonder, then, that the business model hasn’t worked in reforming the schools — there is simply no substitute for the personal element. -- Sunday NYT, "Teaching is not a business"

1 comment:

  1. Just got caught up on your blog posts from 8/14-today. I think a good title for your 8/14 blog would be "Walking up to an American Mourning." If the insanity going on in this country doesn't stop, EVERY morning will be a mourning.


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