Monthly Archives: December 2010

City takes matters into its own hands regarding immigrants’ civil liberties

As we have gone over in class, a considerably large number of immigrants from Latin America tend to settle in the Northeast.  In Connecticut, there was an almost 30% increase in the Hispanic population between 2000 and 2005 with a … Continue reading

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What did this class do for me?

During our last class, Professor Flatt asked us to blog about what this class has done or taught us. After a little thought, the thing that I will take away from this class is the idea of questioning other peoples … Continue reading

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A Post About Teachers

I know it has been awhile since we discussed the topic of education in class but I wanted to go back and hopefully rekindle some thought among my fellow colleagues. I know we discussed the topic of school integration and … Continue reading

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Every day I wake up (still black)!

I cannot get away from the knowledge that my skin has more melanin in it than my white peers or neighbors. Every time a purse is hugged close to someone’s body when I enter the room or children are nestled close to … Continue reading

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West 6th Altercation

I recently came across a series of articles that describe how the issue of racism is still present in today’s society. The story surrounds an altercation between a Cleveland police officer and a young black man who was at a … Continue reading

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African Americans Being Ticketed In High Numbers

African Americans are receiving a disproportionately high number of citations for not paying the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) fares. More than 85 percent of the citations for the infraction were issued to them during the past two years. By contrast, fewer … Continue reading

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Best Class!!!!!

             “Every man has an equal right to live and be free no matter what color, class or race he may be.” I found this quote online and I fell in love with it as soon as I seen it. … Continue reading

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