Politics and Social Justice
Keepin' It Real refutes the facile, convenient assumptions that minority students reject certain practices, such as excelling in school, and this thier own mobility, because they fear that peers will accuse them of forsaking their own racial and ethnic identities.
In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks -writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual-writes about a new kind of education, education as a practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.
Emmy Award-Winning actor Derek jacobi stars in the HBO Film Pinochet's Last Stand.
From the producers of Selena and directed by award-winning actor Edward James Olmos comes a stirring true story of courage and justice. The year is 1968, the height of the national civil-rights movement. Paula Crisostomo (Alexa Vega, Spy Kids) is an idealistic honor student who refuses to "play it safe" in a school system that discriminates against Mexican-Americans.
Christopher R. Weingarten provides a thrilling account of how the Bomb Squad produced such a singular-soundingrecord: engineering, sampling, scratching, constructing, deconstructing, reconstructing - even occasionally stomping on vinyl that sounded too clean.
In Ethnicity, Inc., John L. and Jean Comaroff explore a range of intriguing, disturbing, even absurd phenomena to analyze a new moment in the history of human identity: its rampant commodification.
A small Latino boy goes for a ride in big brother Hector's '63 Impala convertible "complete with spider hydraulics and gold wire wheels." Daniel snaps his fingers to the loud boom-boom of the radio, loves the look and even the smell of the car, and when he's spotted his peers as he zooms by, he knows he's "gonna be the coolest kid in school." But-big brother has a bigger plan i