SPACExRACE

An exploration of the physical frontiers that define race in America


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Chaos at CPAC panel on reignites discussion about American spatial and racial history

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual event for conservative politicians and activists, features several prominent Republican speakers¬†and discourse on touchstone political issues. Among that discourse was a panel-based event called: “Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You’re Not One?”

The title of the event suggests that it could cover some controversial ground. But the event ultimately reached national-news-levels of controversy when one of the event’s speakers, K. Carl Smith of the Frederick Douglass Republicans, was asked a series of questions by conference-goer Scott Terry. You can see the exchange in the video above. ThinkProgress described the scene as such: Continue reading


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Animated lectures, the educational achievement gap, and Dr. JuanCarlos Arauz

Three quick thoughts about the above video:

1. How awesome is it that these types of videos exist? Animated lecture videos are a perfect example of how we can turn traditional learning paradigms on their head – fitting given the topic of this video. But seriously, put me in a lecture hall and ask me to listen to a talk on educational achievement? I’m probably either passed out or watching ESPN on my laptop within 2-3 minutes. Give me an animated video to accompany said talk on educational achievement? You have my absolute full attention, and have increased my ability to retain information from the lecture. Continue reading