one of these things is not like the others.

The contents of my campus mailbox today:

Corridor of Shame: The Neglect of South Carolina’s Rural Schools

Cruel and Unusual: Sentencing 13- and 14-Year-Old Children to Die in Prison

The Pacific Sociologist: January 2008

3 Comments

  1. Posted January 28, 2008 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    The Pacific newsletter contains further evidence for my New Trinity theory in its first paragraph on the meetings:

    As usual there will be the annual book display, presidential address by Jodi O’Brien, “Social Life is Complicated,” welcome reception, the presidential reception, student reception where books donated
    by the publishers are raffled off, and several receptions spons. by the committees on the Status of Women, Race and Ethnicity, and glbt.

  2. Posted January 28, 2008 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    The 13 & 14-year-old prisoners report is really disturbing. I had no idea there were kids that age being held in prison for life.

  3. Posted January 28, 2008 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Yes, the pamphlet (and the pictures, wow, the pictures) and the movie had me really rattled, right before I had to go read to B’s classroom of beautiful second-graders.

    As for the trinity, as someone who teaches inequality with a focus on four categories of difference (race, class, gender, and sexuality), I think that the books haven’t quite caught up to the New Trinity. There aren’t many that aren’t exclusively focused on Race, Class, and Gender.


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