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  1. Sep 2016
    1. nd modula

      "The process of varying one or more properties of a periodic waveform" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modulation

    2. The tunnel epitomizes a neglected and undesirable location, yet in doing so, it provides a monastic refuge for its residents.

      Here, Neressova talks about how although for some people, a home could be considered as an actual physical building, to these people, it is described as where they may feel most safe and comfortable. This relates to City of Rhetoric, since in the novel, Fleming talks about the amount of discrimination in the Chicago area could make the people feel less comfortable, so they wouldn't consider it their home.

    1. the American Midwest: flat, bland, heartland, conservative, and so forth.

      X, Y and Z

    2. On the first day of class, I stood up to announce that this class would not do what a class typically does.

      IC, IC.

    3. I named my class "The Rhetoric of the Midwest," and I listed it online with a detailed description about what we would be doing that semester. Then I waited.


    4. How can our public discourse ethically address the problems of development?

      Since teachers and professors usually have the most impact on future generations, it would be very beneficial for them to bring awareness to the problems of development.

    1. Throughout history, people have used varied methods to exclude undesira-ble individuals from places where they were not wanted.

      This is similar to how, in City of Rhetoric, the north side of Chicago is almost completely separate from the south side. The north side is more African American female-headed families, and they had nothing to do with the southerners. The same thing is being described in this quote. The African Americans were deprived of their rights because of their skin color.

    2. The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to this action, stating that the road closure was just a “routine burden of citizenship” and a “slight inconvenience.

      If the U.S. Supreme Court was letting all of these racist events happen with no consequence, how do they expect the rest of the country to act? It's evident that at some point the African Americans will stop standing up for themselves because they know they'll just get shut down.

    3. Moses directed that these overpasses be built inten-tionally low so that buses could not pass under them.4

      This is vert interesting to me because I've lived in Long Island for the past 10 years, about 20 minutes from Jones Beach.I never thought to research the history of the beach, or Robert Moses beach, for that matter. Maybe now that I know how discriminatory the founder was, I won't be as eager to go to that beach all of the time,