April 24, 2014

P.O.U. Book Club

White Like Me: Chapter 3-Denial

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"There is an illusion about America, a myth about America to which we are clinging which has nothing to do with the lives we lead... this collision between one's image of oneself and what one actually is, is always very painful and there are two … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club Thread- White Like Me: Chapter 2 Privilege

  George Carlin on White People   I am not interested in anybody's guilt. Guilt is a luxury that we can no longer afford. I know you didn't do it, and I didn't do it either, but I am responsible for it because I am a man  and a citizen … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club- Tim Wise, Chapter 1: Born to Belonging

Good Afternoon P.O.U.!  The first chapter of Tim Wise's book; White Like Me, starts off with a James Baldwin quote: "People who imagine that history flatters them (as it does, sine they wrote it) are impaled on their history like a butterfly on a … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club Reminder

Tomorrow, the discussion on White Like Me: Chapter One- Born to Belonging will begin.   More information about the book is below... Book Summary from Amazon.com- Racial privilege shapes the lives of white Americans in every facet of life, from … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club- New Selection

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Hey P.O.U. Family! It's that time again to start up a new book. P.O.U. Book Club will read and discuss, "White Like Me, Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son" by Tim Wise.  This is Tim Wise's first book that was published in 2004. Book Summary … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club-The Bluest Eye

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  Today, is the last discussion concerning the book. I will summarize the last section of the book entitled, "Summer". Claudia recounts some of the things she associates with one particular summer; strawberries, sudden thunderstorms, and … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Influential Black Educators

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Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and … [Read more...]