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Category Archives: Racism

“Boner of the Day” has a long reach*

This morning I woke up to local radio station X96 and the “Radio From Hell” program (this is how some of us in SLC survive the cruel joke which living in Utah sometimes is). As is the case every weekday morning, dj Bill Allred read the candidates for Boner of the Day: 1. I Can […]

Welcome to Idaho

Found just off I-84 in Caldwell, Idaho— This might have to go has already gone to Colbert. Caldwell is described in my motel’s guest directory as “a desert brought to bloom by the wonders of irrigation.” That may be true, but “making statism unpopular” sounds like somebody’s idea of Caldwell’s claim to fame. Last time […]

The Future is Unwritten

Just got home from seeing this film with my son a little while ago. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, The Future is Unwritten is the biography of Joe Strummer, lead singer of The Clash. When you spend your teen years in a small town in a huge state hours […]

National Organization for Men Against Sexism

Bongo*, Salt Lake City May 2007 Awhile back I posted about a couple of my students who were a little fuzzy on the whole “feminism” concept. My friend the Knitty Professor guided me toward the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS), a “pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist” group “dedicated to enhancing men’s lives.” Where have […]