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Ronald Kephart
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The United States of Perpetual Unpreparedness
OK, somebody has to say it. 17 years ago close to 3,000 people died largely because the US was unprepared for an attack of that kind, or for that matter any kind. A year ago, a hurricane hit Puerto Rico and around 3,000 people died because, again, the US wa...
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Guest post: McCain and Vietnam
From a friend: I was an undergraduate when John McCain was flying bombing missions over the Vietnamese People (yes there was “collateral damage”). As an anthropology major I was learning about the cross-cultural approach and cultural relativism. And the sci...
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John McCain (1936-2018)
I have sympathy for his family, and I wished him no suffering, ever. But I still have a hard time with the "war hero" thing. He was bombing brown people in a country that was never a threat to the US (I sense a theme in US history there). He was defendin...
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The Ongoing Trump Shit-Storm
It's been hard to write about this, because it seems like whenever something happens, and I might be starting to have a coherent thought it, something else happens before I can put anything together.  There's no need at this point to go through the litany. ...
The Ongoing Trump Shit-Storm
The Ongoing Trump Shit-Storm
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Wheel of Fortune: Ebonics is "wrong"
[I just posted this on Wheel of Fortune's contact page.] On yesterday's show one puzzle included the word "embroidered." An African American woman solved the puzzle but pronounced this word so that it sounded like "emroided."  I believe that this happened b...
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Social Science at the Olympics
Friday night, watching the Olympic opening ceremony, I was reminded of Chinese-American anthropologist Francis Hsu. The commentator described the opening ceremony (which had some very nice moments) as representing one of the differences between Eastern and ...
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Yesterday's email from the UNF president
From the desk of President John Delaney: I wanted to follow up on a message I sent to the campus community earlier today, about a flurry of social media posts which included a threatening message and a disturbing image. While Federal law (FERPA) normally pr...
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Carriacou in 1967
This is a silent video by someone named Dennis Furbush in Carriacou in February 1967.
Carriacou in 1967
Carriacou in 1967
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9/11: Something to think about
Osama bin Laden, quoted in The Guardian October 2004 : " God knows it did not cross our minds to attack the towers but after the situation became unbearable and we witnessed the injustice and tyranny of the American-Israeli alliance against our people in Pa...
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Why anthropology needs to be taught in school (guest blog)
Why Anthropology needs to be taught in school. Recently there has been a trend in education towards emphasizing the STEM academic disciplines while excluding the legacy disciplines of the “Social Sciences”. Recent (and continuing) news* shows the folly of m...
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