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Color Blind or Color Bold?

Posted on 10 December 2015 by

Race in America remains at the pinnacle of hot topics people seldom like to talk about, but Housatonic is confronting the race issue head on, exploring topics like the law murdering unarmed black men, women and children; the upgraded Jim Crow laws of mass incarceration; and major book publishers rewriting text books to skew African […] Continue Reading…

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Cinematic Celebrity, or Colonial Crook: Pick Your Columbus

Posted on 12 October 2015 by

In the age of exploration when humble Italian sailor Christopher Columbus stumbled upon America, with his eyes on the prize to trade with India, the klutzy kook ended up in the US of A instead of reaching that land of spices, elephants, and bengal tigers. Some might say it’s glorifying a genocidal figure, while others […] Continue Reading…