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"
Forgive my use of song lyrics, but it’s the first thing that popped into my head as I thought about this topic. In class on February 10, we talked about the similarities (if any) between Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champion, and W.E.B. Du Bois. It all came down to masculinity. This doesn’t […]Read more "As Yes said, “Move Me onto Any Black Square, Use Me Anytime You Want.” (Not really.)"
Our discussion this morning got me wondering, if W.E.B. Du Bois were alive today would he be a blogger? As we were discussing what makes a good blog post, it occurred to me that Du Bois’s editorials from The Crisis fit the criteria perfectly. Du Bois often used provocative titles and clear, focused writing to […]Read more "Du Bois the Blogger?"