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Protected: My Grad School Experience and its Realities

May 31, 2013

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Permanency, Perception, and Identity

May 20, 2013

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I am struck by how people you identify with are “always works in progress” with unlimited potential, but how people you don’t know, you see as finished products, sometimes just straight up “dicks/assholes.” People you identify with have temporary statuses, especially if they are in a rough position.  They can deflect any and all criticism. […]

How To Beat a Speeding Ticket in California

May 1, 2013

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Disclaimer:  I am not a lawyer.  I offer no guarantees whatsoever about any of the following tactics actually working, but they worked for me and my circumstance. If I could, I would rather not ever go through this again. I do not endorse speeding or driving past any speed limit, especially as a bicyclist and […]

Identities Forged by the Khmer Rouge: There Is More to the Man Named Marin Yann

April 17, 2013

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April seems to be a terrible month in recent history.  Columbine, Virginia Tech, Boston, what happens in the Middle East everyday. Its also Genocide Awareness month, the month where just about every genocide in recent history has began. I don’t know what the hell it is with April. But from enormous stories of tragedy, there […]

The Usefulness of the Anthropological Approach: Deconstructing and Contextualizing Caricatures

April 8, 2013

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My Story into Anthropology Many many many many many many times I have been asked and ask myself why I’ve gone to graduate school in Anthropology and for “just” an M.A. at a state school. Well, I’ve had a pretty romantic view of Anthropology and scholarship dating back to my sophomore year in college in […]

The Stupidity of Telling Derrick Rose What to Do With His Body

April 7, 2013

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Summary:  As a Bulls follower, the past few months, I’ve waited anxiously for the return of MVP point guard Derrick Rose. I’ve clicked on and re-freshed the Bulls RealGM Boards.  In the middle of the day, I’ll go on to random Google searches for “derrick rose”, hoping for new news articles to appear saying something […]

Bullying Humor against Minorities: Case of Suzy Lee Weiss vs. the Ivy Leagues

April 6, 2013

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I don’t know Suzy Lee Weiss, or what applicants got in to the schools that she applied to. If you don’t know, she’s a high school senior who wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal to all the Ivy League schools who rejected her. I know the tone of her article was to be […]