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Sep 20

Earlier this summer, I came across a journal article written using African American Vernacular English by a professor who sought to counter the notion that AAVE should be excluded from academic discourse. There’s a growing number of Black academics who are intentionally using Black English in their classrooms and in their scholarly work, and I’m excited to see this acknowledgment of Black English and other dialects in academic spaces become more widespread.

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Sep 20

Development of critical thinking skills is necessary in an increasingly diverse and complex society.

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Sep 20

Most of us do not live lives with huge and illustrious opportunities to do “great” works for God(in the world’s opinion). But every one of us has the ability and opportunity to serve God in the way He intends for us. Whether it seems big or small to the world, anything we do to glorify God and work for Him is seen by God. God knows the sacrifices we make, even when the world sees them as mistakes. I think this tells us to do what we can to glorify God and serve Him even if it is deemed a “waste” by the world.

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Sep 20

How do you think this mindset helped develop Trevor’s sense of pride in his nationality?

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Sep 20

How do you think this mindset helped develop Trevor’s sense of pride in his nationality?

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Sep 20

How do you think this mindset helped develop Trevor’s sense of pride in his nationality?

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Sep 20

How did violence shape Trevor’s opinion about his community?

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Sep 20

How did violence shape Trevor’s opinion about his community?

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Sep 20

How did violence shape Trevor’s opinion about his community?

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Sep 20

What is the significance of the township of Soweto’s design? What does this tell the people that live there?

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Sep 20

What is the significance of the township of Soweto’s design? What does this tell the people that live there?

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Sep 20

What is the significance of the township of Soweto’s design? What does this tell the people that live there?

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Sep 20

The end of the paragraph reads, “she would scrape together the money, pay the fine, and go right back about her business.” What does this reveal about his mother and her feelings towards the system of apartheid?

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Sep 20

The end of the paragraph reads, “she would scrape together the money, pay the fine, and go right back about her business.” What does this reveal about his mother and her feelings towards the system of apartheid?

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Sep 20

The end of the paragraph reads, “she would scrape together the money, pay the fine, and go right back about her business.” What does this reveal about his mother and her feelings towards the system of apartheid?

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Sep 20

Define “homelands.” Why would black workers not want to be deported back to the “homelands”

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Sep 20

Define “homelands.” Why would black workers not want to be deported back to the “homelands”

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Sep 20

Define “homelands.” Why would black workers not want to be deported back to the “homelands”

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Sep 20

I agree! I think that after her school and home experiences, she had to learn, as you said, to be “sneaky”. She didn’t let all the hurt and negativity get to her. Greek was my first language. I remember when I had to start Kindergarten, it was really hard. Like Anzaldua, I had the pressure of what my teachers wanted verses what my family wanted, especially my grandma. I caught on to English, but never lost my language.

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Sep 20

Knowing we are focusing this quarter on identity, what significance did being labeled mixed have on the development of his identity?

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Sep 20

Knowing we are focusing this quarter on identity, what significance did being labeled mixed have on the development of his identity?

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Sep 20

Knowing we are focusing this quarter on identity, what significance did being labeled mixed have on the development of his identity?

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Sep 20

Do you think their understanding on racial groups changed once apartheid fell?

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Sep 20

Do you think their understanding on racial groups changed once apartheid fell?

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Sep 20

Do you think their understanding on racial groups changed once apartheid fell?

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Sep 20

What impact do you think this level of segregation had on the people of South Africa?

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Sep 20

What impact do you think this level of segregation had on the people of South Africa?

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Sep 20

What impact do you think this level of segregation had on the people of South Africa?

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Sep 20

First, it is amazing to see how the visual aids in this article bring this novel virus alive. This format can help students develop a clear picture of how this virus has managed to affected the world and why the drastic measures taken were of extreme importance. By allowing students to observe the facts themselves, they can formulate their own opinions. This is necessary as students are exposed to endless information, which can be both true or false.

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Sep 20

I agree with what you said. Depending on who Anzaldua is speaking with, she would have to change her dialect. The forms and whether or not it would be formal or informal would also have an impact.

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Sep 20

Could wearing a mask help students who are reserved, shy, or afraid of speaking out loud in class? It would be interesting to see if any changes come from wearing masks in class.

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Sep 20

Anzaldua’s “home" tongue is the language she speaks with her family and friends, or people who she is close with. It may be more relaxed since she is communicating with people she is more comfortable being around. However, when she is speaking with others outside of her household, she uses different forms or variations of Spanish to communicate with them. Coming from a bilingual household, I understand where Anzalua is coming from.

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Sep 20

Does this statement hold any truth to the treatment of black people in other countries? How so?

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Sep 20

Does this statement hold any truth to the treatment of black people in other countries? How so?

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Sep 20

Does this statement hold any truth to the treatment of black people in other countries? How so?

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Sep 20

Anzaldua refers to the term code switching to describe how she would have to alternate between languages depending on who she was speaking with. It was her own way of communicating. As a child, her teacher reprimanded her for speaking Spanish at recess or when she tried to show others how to correctly pronounce her name. She also had to take two different speech classes when she attended Pan American University. Anzaldua used code switching to avoid miscommunications.

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Sep 20

What happened when apartheid fell? Why did this happen?

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Sep 20

What happened when apartheid fell? Why did this happen?

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Sep 20

What happened when apartheid fell? Why did this happen?

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Sep 20

Look at the paragraph ending with “…she should have been.” What or who does he think his mother should be scared of?

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Sep 20

Look at the paragraph ending with “…she should have been.” What or who does he think his mother should be scared of?

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Sep 20

Look at the paragraph ending with “…she should have been.” What or who does he think his mother should be scared of?

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Sep 20

This article describes events that all of us experienced a few months ago. The uncertainties due to this novel virus made this unsteady mask protocol something everyone experienced. Students hear about these protocols in the news, social media, or from parents and as such can apply this article into their own life.

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