W.E.B. Du Bois coined the term “double consciousness” at the turn of the twentieth century. The concept describes the feeling of possessing more than one social identity and the subsequent difficulty in developing a unified sense of self.  Since reading this at the beginning of the semester, the idea of double consciousness has permeated […]Read more "The Double Consciousness of Disability"
Looking for Comedy in a Serious World Last week we had a really great discussion about issues relating to Native Americans and in particular the work of Sherman Alexie. Something that was briefly addressed was the use of humor particularly in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and in the satirical poem about […]Read more
Knowledge and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders continues be on the rise. The United States measures the incidence at 1 in 68 children now, up from 1 in 150 in 2000 . Museums are beginning to do their part by creating programming specifically designed to suit the needs of children, and families of children with […]Read more "Autism in the Museum: A Case Study of the BEST Program at the Museum of Science-Boston"
On our recent field trip, I tried to be especially conscious of the museums we visited as they relate to each other and New York City. From the visitor perspective it feels advantageous to live in a city with many cultural institutions allowing you to see many different stories presented and even the possibility of […]Read more "Two Sides of the Same Coin"
Without a doubt, lynching in the United States is one of the dirtiest stains, if not the single dirtiest, in our nation’s history. Perhaps it even outdoes years of disenfranchisement, internment camps, and the institution of slavery itself. The culture of lynch mobs that was prevalent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was […]Read more "Vigilante Injustice"