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Swipes File #31: The White Man’s Burden

“A White Man’s Burden” – Portsmouth Daily Times 5 December 1911 “The White Man’s Burden” – Boston Evening Record 8 February 1898 “The White Man’s Burden” – Gillam – 1900

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Poem: “The White Man’s Burden”

Take up the White Man’s burden– Send forth the best ye breed– Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild– Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and half-child. … Continue reading

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Fight that white privilege with a stick

This is an excerpt from an email I wrote that was sparked by a discussion on that most useful of dialogic platforms, Facebook, after I posted the USAToday article “Brennan: It’s time I stopped calling team ‘Redskins’:” I’m mainly writing because … Continue reading

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Really?

We have talked about this before. Seriously.

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Giving thanks, getting dinner

There are plenty of other political cartoons on the topic of turkey dinners, as well.

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Comprehensive Exam 2.4

This is the last of three questions that I answered during my comprehensive exam in April. I had one week to write three answers (chosen from six questions). I am a bit reluctant to share them in their unpolished state, … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Exam 2.1

This is the sample response that I wrote in preparation for my second comprehensive exam. Maybe it will give you an idea of one way you can organize your thoughts for your own doctoral exam. Or it can serve as … Continue reading

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Unwanted?: Straight, white, male professors. Beards, spectacles, suspenders, and elbow patches optional.

Folks are quick to denigrate the genre of straight, white, male professors, particularly of the History Department variety, and I have made a similar mistake with over-generalizations in the past that I think will be illuminating. When I was in … Continue reading

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