After telling a teacher that he wanted to become a lawyer when he got older, Malcolm X was told that n****** don’t become lawyers. Later, he dropped out of school and became a pimp, a drug dealer, and a gambler; he was eventually sent to prison. While in prison, though, he made huge changes and … Continue reading Mistakes Are Still Being Made
Written by Charity Peets Today, I learned about the board game Othello. I was sitting with some friends in a café playing Jenga. For over an hour we were there; I had walked right past this game and had trotted to and from the restroom. I finally glanced over in its direction and saw it … Continue reading The Origins of Board Games
Written by Charity Peets Time and time again I am reminded of the importance of those around me—their opinions, their experiences, their knowledge and so much more. I recently had a discussion with a coworker about the Farmworkers Movement in the 1960’s. She mentioned the necessary role of Filipino farm workers and an important civil … Continue reading Gleaning Other Perspectives: Larry Itliong and the Farmworkers Movement
"Dear Sandy: I do hope this email finds you well. I attended your workshop last Friday at the Woodland Dept. of Education offices. We spoke briefly after your powerful presentation. I have so much to say, yet I am unsure what to say.... words are unclear, only thoughts and feelings arise, which I will try … Continue reading A Powerful Response to Equity 101 Seminar
Cinco de Mayo is a popular holiday in the city of Puebla, Mexico and in various cities in the U.S. In doing my research about the holiday, I found many say that it is often confused with the celebration of Mexico’s independence, which is actually celebrated on September 16th! Cinco de Mayo has become a … Continue reading Cinco de Mayo!
Written by Charity Peets As the last blog on the newly recognized need for emojis of color pointed out, there are many areas of life where minority groups are underrepresented. It’s no surprise that the fashion and makeup industry falls into this category. A recent article discussed a wonderful undertaking that a teenage girl, Kelly … Continue reading Native Max Magazine