Short Notes: An Injustice Here

Police LineThis week in my blog, I’m engaging in lots of civil disobedience. You’ve been warned.

As usual, on a Sunday, some short notes:

- I totally forgot to do this, mainly because I’ve been overwhelmed by the kudos I’ve gotten for my work here, but Joel at SoYouWantToTeach made me the first teacher for his Reader Appreciation Month, so a quick shout-out to you, good sir.

- My new linking policy seems to be working: you link me, I link you, unless I’m not feeling what you’re writing. Then again, I’ve come across some pretty intelligent bloggers / writers around the Internet, so I don’t really reject many links.

- Beowulf isn’t just a great CGI movie. It’s a great movie. Go watch … if you’re into blood, guts, mysticism, and nudity. Otherwise, take your time walking there. I love the recreation of the epic poem, and it scared me just how realistic everything appeared. I’m still disappointed they used the same ads from Tomb Raider in this one, but overall, I did like the recreation.

- I still support net neutrality. With the ever increasing popularity of Facebook (thanks for adding me if you already have) and other social networks dominating the Internet scene, it becomes increasingly important that not only do we have an unbiased playing field, but we also have the ability to access any information we want without being redirected to the Internet providers’ options first.

- Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of Sean Bell, a young and unarmed man who was shot and killed brutally by the NYPD after his bachelor party. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a criminal case in court, and really, there’s no justice served here yet. I’m still waiting for justice for Amadou Diallo (the benchmark for all brutality cases unfortunately), Jayson Tirado, Timothy Stansbury, and even Malcolm Ferguson. When the government of any area creates a hostile environment, they can’t expect the people to just sit there idly. Therefore, people should must will protest.

jose, who constantly experiences mental paradigm shifts …

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José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist. For more of my writing, buy my book This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, on sale now.

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