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Empowerment Starts Here

Nov 6, 2018

In this episode, the informant models what it means to be unapologetic around issues relating to women.  She talks boldly about birth control, about abortions as a reproductive right, about being child-free, and about her relationship with women of color and queer women.  Also in this conversation, you will learn that...


Oct 30, 2018

In this episode, the host talks about property, power and prestige as conditions of social class; about class inconsistency and class stratification; and about the consequences of a social class system.  To access detailed notes for this episode along with a list of the resources mentioned, click...


Oct 23, 2018

In this episode, the informant talks about being black at school as a psychosocial phenomenon impacting black students and families, black educators, and black community stakeholders.  She also talks about the nonprofit and for-profit organization that fuels her work and the dynamic challenges of monetizing social...


Oct 16, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Marachi offers a critique on standardized testing as part of a larger phenomenon of big data and predictive analytics.  She talks about testing as relating to resource distribution and data mining; about power holders as test makers and the design and coding of tests to keep them secure as...


Oct 9, 2018

In this episode, the informant talks about individualism versus collectivism (in terms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness); about traditionalism versus innovation (in terms of critical pedagogy and rejecting the middle as the naming of the case); and about the English language as a power tool of culture and...