The above Image is featured on American Radio Works Remembering Jim Crow This question must be one that Wright asked himself throughout his life. But I wonder if he also asked himself: “Whay am I hiding? Whay ain’t I fightin’?” In this autobiographical sketch we follow the litany of injustices where Wright is forced to […]Read more "“How come yuh didn’t hide?” she asked me. “How come yuh awways fightin’?”"
In this class we have spent a long time looking at the cultural identity of races, ethnicities, and genders. A large part of that look has been the struggles faced by these groups and their actions to work towards equality, recognition or simply civil existence as part of our larger society. In the short stories […]Read more "“How about telling each other something we’ve never told before.”"
Junot Diaz’s short story “Fiesta 1980” is a wonderful coming of age story that strikes at a chord of universality. Anyone who has become a teen and entered the world of realizing your father is not super human, but human, and maybe even a son-of -a bitch strikes a familiar chord. What the story also does, […]Read more "Supporting the “Semi permemnant National Narrative”"