Women's & Gender Studies
Karl A. Ericson [bio]
Women's & Gender Studies Subject Resources
Using so many words to say so little…
What is the famous song “Strange Fruit,” by Abel Meeropol, a New York Jewish communist schoolteacher, and most famously performed by Billie Holiday, the immensely influential and important black singer, about? Lynching. It’s about lynching. It’s about whites lynching black people in the US South. See how easy that was? Very few words. Here’s what […]
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Don’t you get sick of those damned poor trick-or-treaters in your rich neighborhood?
This week, an actual win from advice columnist Dear Prudence:
I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more “modest” streets -- mostly doctors and lawyers and family business owners. (A few blocks away are billionaires, families with famous last names, media moguls, etc.) I have noticed that on Halloween, what seems like 75 percent of the trick-or-treaters are clearly not from this neighborhood. … Should Halloween be a neighborhood activity, or is it legitimately a free-for-all in which people hunt down the best candy grounds for their kids?
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