Author Archives: captdouger

Race and Ethnic Relations Class

I really enjoyed this class. It helped me to understand the power of words, and that I could perpetuate stereotypes by joking around and not paying close attention to what I was saying. I understand that words can hold power … Continue reading

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Thankstaking

  I hope everyone had a warm Thanksgiving. This year I refrained (for the most part) from wishing people a Happy Thankstaking. I don’t remember where I first heard that, I was at a Powwow or some Indian function when … Continue reading

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Give me your healthy and poor

After watching the film about immigrants and health, I was not surprised that people’s health gets worse the longer they live here. If you are trying to feed a family on a budget, the kind of food that is more … Continue reading

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12 Years

 I saw 12 Years a Slave with my classmates and our Professor. I was emotionally spent at the end of the movie. To think that people at one time and probably today as well, thought that this was not only … Continue reading

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Ramblings by an old dude

  I enjoy this class very much, it is always interesting and I find my self impressed with you young people. For old farts like myself it is hearting to know that younger people have good ideas, good questions, and … Continue reading

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wild-card game

I was reading a couple of posts about the Cleveland Indians wild-card game and thought I would add my two cents. People who dress up as chief wahoo are supporting their team perhaps, but would they dress in blackface? If … Continue reading

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Tribute to that good ol’ savage

The Washington Redskins is not a racist name? As a member of an American Indian tribe I would have to disagree. I have read people’s opinions on this issue and some think that it is a tribute to those warriors … Continue reading

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