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Daniel White Blog Post #4 – A Thousand Stories, One History

Sometimes I wonder if other countries have as many race issues as the US does. I mean, of course there are race issues, religious issues, cultural issues, etc. in any country and region of the world—I’m not ignorant of that—but … Continue reading

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Blog Post #4

While reading Caswell’s piece, what dawned upon me is just how selective history can be and how that selective history is more moreover socially constructed and imposed. I found the segment where she references the funding options that SAADA has … Continue reading

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Is history a privilege?

I was having a conversation about privilege the other day for Catalyst, an organization I’m involved in here on campus. We were first asked to list tv shows with predominately white casts, then those with casts predominately filled by people … Continue reading

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What to make of annals…

While I read “The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality,” I became interested that authentic history pulls information from what narrative leaves out. What a narrative consciously eliminates illuminates, to some degree, the historical truth of the speaker. However, I think that … Continue reading

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Outen: Annihilation

During last weeks class we indicated there was a possibility that “winners” posted “his story” on what they want to be accessible to or known by the world. If this is the case, how do we know we can count … Continue reading

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“Making a Murderer” and Narrativity in the True Crime Genre

In recent years, the True Crime film genre has been particularly tantalizing to the American public. Many companies and individuals have taken notice and have been “cashing in” on the genre’s popularity. As such, there has been a recent explosion … Continue reading

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Perspective

Hayden White discussed the importance and value in narrativity, how it’s representing reality. I agreed with White’s thoughts on narrative, but was distracted by something I think of every February. Back in 2005, Morgan Freeman was on an episode of 60 … Continue reading

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Worlds of the Unseen Coming to Light

She’s dressed in red and yellow. Her shirt has exactly two buttons, white, and her face is full of both shadows and a sense of sorrow. She stares out at an ambiguous sun that is either setting or rising. We … Continue reading

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The Colors We Choose Not to Paint With

I grew up in a small town in rural South Carolina. A storybook-esque backdrop of quaint dipping ponds and expansive fields of tall grasses; my house sat nestled beside a farmstead dotted with skinny birches and stout magnolias. The only … Continue reading

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The Fight Against Symbolic Annihilation

The SAADA’s work in archiving years of South Asian American historical documents is quite inspiring and provides a new depth to the meaning of history.  Samip Mallick’s story is a fascinating and sad one as Michelle Caswell relates his sense … Continue reading

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