Monday, April 20, 2009

Back from break

Today was the first day back from spring break. I talked with my students about pirates and about Basketball Jones. The two were strangely linked when one of my students said "I never thought there could be black pirates. I thought pirates were always white guys." This led to yet another discussion of racism and the portrayal of race in the media, which, of course, led to "Basketball Jones," Superfly, and the Dirty Dozen. My students, most of whom are African American came up with this: they don't mind racism as long as its funny.

As an added treat, I found this on the internet.


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