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Notes on the Concept of Deficit Terminology

June 29, 2012 by

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Fennimore, Beatrice Schneller. 2000. “Breaking the Bonds of Deficit Terminology” Talk Matters: Refocusing the Language of Public Schooling. Teachers College Press. The power of education is diminished drastically when perceptions of the challenges or diversities of childhood lead to presumptions of deficiency or unworthiness…assumptions directly interfere with feelings of efficacy, respect, and hope on the […]

Critical Thoughts on the Racial Composition of Some Popular TV, Movies, Radio in LA

June 27, 2012 by

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As I’ve spent more time with my girlfriend the past few months, I’ve been re-immersed back into popular TV and radio. On the radio, its been 102.7 KIIS-FM and the ever-ubiquitous Ryan Seacrest in the mornings. NBC has been the main supplier of my popular TV consumption.  I watch the local news sometimes. Of the […]

Proud to Be an American?

June 13, 2012 by

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Two songs in my head from Two Angelenos from two different backgrounds and experiences. “God Bless the USA” vs. “America” One of the songs is by Lee Greenwood from 1984, a tribute to soldiers that I most recently heard at a Balloon and Wine Festival in Temecula.  “God Bless the USA” The “other” song (pun […]

Student Leadership: UCLA PTSP Bayanihan Project 6 Years Later

June 13, 2012 by

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June 2005.  I probably gave the most incoherent acceptance speech of all time in front of friends, family, and school admins.  My sister pointed out how many times I said, “like.” At any rate, I was going to become the Student Director of a brand new outreach project, UCLA’s Pilipino Transfer Student Partnership (PTSP) Bayanihan […]

Wondering about Michael Jackson’s Political Views Upon Reflection on 2 Music Videos

June 6, 2012 by

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Its been about 3 years since Michael Jackson died. I wrote a reflection back when it happened. Today, sitting in my girl’s apartment, I was adding new music to my iPhone.  I began adding music I would like more people to hear, being that my iPhone is something of a mini-boom box.  I have just […]

The Ethnographic Gaze and Authority at the Micro-UN

June 1, 2012 by

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Do my roommates Ibrahim, Gilbert, and my other roommate know I write about them? A questioned posted by the original Lakewooder and good friend Big Des on the Low Low. No. Sad to say. It’s not ideal if a bit sneaky and dishonest. I would like to tell them eventually;  When I eventually tell them, […]

Today Marks 10 Years Since I’ve Been Out of High School. Snapshots of Daily Life from 6/1/2002 and 6/1/2012.

June 1, 2012 by

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Too much has changed in my world, I don’t know if people would consider me the “same person” now, though I have doubts about how people actually “stay the same.” Snapshot of June 1, 2002 It was graduation day for Loyola High School, a Catholic all-boys College preparatory high school. I walked side by side […]