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Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda
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As a result of Republicans and their failure refusal to renew the Voting Rights Act of 1965, states have drastically reduced the number of possible locations where people can vote. And no surprise, Texas leads the nation – it has closed over 400 voting…

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Again and again this election cycle I see people advising others to “vote for who best represents you,” “vote for who promises to make things better for you,” “vote for the person who you think will make the nation better for you.” One Facebook comment I…

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In addition to the usual one million plus things to do related to teaching, the next two weeks are going to be even busier!

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This is a public thank you to Josh Inocéncio for visiting my Introduction to Queer Studies class at the University of Houston tonight!! From his webpage, Josh Inocéncio is a playwright and performer who focuses on queer and indigenous reclamations within…

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Upon hearing that I am a college professor and frequently teach History, people sometimes respond with conditional and reserved words of enthusiasm. In some way or another, these people inquire as to whether or not I teach History correctly. What does…

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Every now and then I enjoy seeing what Polk Elementary is up to – the school where I spent seven years of my young life! There were lots of great times, lots of nightmares, too.  This past weekend when I was looking at its Facebook page, I discovered they…

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After an unexpected, uncontrollable change in plans, we were no longer headed to Houston for the afternoon, so we all jumped in the car and had the conversation we have had a thousand times. “Where do you want to eat?”  “I don’t know. Where do you want to…

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This evening on The Voice after the Battle round performance of Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer by Johnny Rez vs. Nolan Neal, Coach Adam Levine used Twitter to release the following sexist comment:  Only real men can take on Peter Gabriel. You guys handled…

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Republicans, especially those in political offices, continue to compromise the very existence of the United States as we know it, and most don’t seem to care that this would ultimately hurt them, too. Early today, John McCain said:  I promise you that we…

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Excellent memories are a blessing and a curse. This blogs recalls teachers's comments that remain baffling, shocking, and offending but are important to recognize as children are at risk and words matter.
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