The Whitesplaining of History Is Over

The Whitesplaining of History Is Over

[addtoany]When the academy was the exclusive playground of white men, it produced the theories of race, gender, and Western cultural superiority that underwrote imperialism abroad and inequality at home. In recent decades, women and people of color have been critical to...
Minding Mindfulness

Minding Mindfulness

[addtoany]On Christmas morning, we marked Santa’s generosity with the usual hubbub of excited squeals, exclamations, and the cataloging via smart phones. And through it all I watched a child’s infectious joy blossom. The feeling was one of gratitude – for the...
The Audacity of a Joke

The Audacity of a Joke

[addtoany]Comedians, like clowns, have a special license to help us enter a liminal area where the boundary between reality and imagination is blurred. We can think of them as the “no man’s land” of political critique. While satire can occasionally cut too deep, with...