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  1. Jun 2019
  2. Apr 2018
    1. We never recovered our toys unless we flattered him and made him feel that he was superior to us. Then, perhaps, if he felt like it, he condescended, threw them at us and then gave each of us a swift kick in the bargain, just to make us feel his utter contempt.

      Microcosm of hegemonic society?

    2. So, at the outset, I say frankly that there are phases of Native Son which I shall make no attempt to account for. There are meanings in my book of which I was not aware until they literally spilled out upon the paper. I shall sketch the outline of how I consciously came into possession of the materials that went into Native Son, but there will be many things I shall omit, not because I want to, but simply because I don't know them.

      Paradoxically claiming and disowning his words/experiences

    3. It is at once something private and public by its very nature and texture.

      Much like the idea of a "readerly" text

    4. it is an intensely intimate expression on the part of a consciousness couched in terms of the most objective and commonly known events

      Interesting description

  3. Dec 2015
    1. Open education is a means, a way of doing something; it isn’t something. That something is for individuals to arrive at however they want to get there–that’s the point of making it all “open.” I hope they share that awesomeness when they arrive at it, but they don’t have to.

      Process not product.