Resources for class discussion, April 22

Last-minute readings

I sent an e-mail last night asking you to read some of Chauncey DeVega’s blog posts and articles, as he will be calling into our class today.  Here are the ones he recommended because they have attracted the greatest traffic or crossed over into the mainstream media:

Racism and sexism are killing the U.S. economy

No, Jesus wasn’t a white dude

Dear Angry White Conservatives Mourning Romney’s Loss: Chill Out

Is a Crisis in White Masculinity Leading to Horrific Gun Crimes Like the Sandy Hook Shootings?

White Men Like Adam Lanza Commit 70 Percent of the Mass Shootings in the United States. Why is the Media Afraid to Talk About This Obvious Fact?

Connecticut School Shooting: If Adam Lanza was Named Tariq Muhammad Would the Media be Calling This an Act of “Terrorism?”

White Men and Mass Murder: Did a Sense of “Aggrieved Entitlement” Lead Adam Lanza to Kill 26 People at Sandy Hook Elementary School?

White Supremacists Hear Mitt Romney’s Racist Welfare “Dog Whistles” Crystal Clear

What Took Him So Long? More Than “Dog Whistles” Mitt Romney Finally Goes Full Birther

Tales of a Race-Baiting Mormon: The Personal and Political Hypocrisy of Mitt Romney

Racial Aikido: The Genius of Mitt Romney’s “Barack Obama is a Lazy Negro Who Ain’t Working” Ad Campaign

How Deep is the Commitment of Black Conservatives? Would the African American Signers of the Mount Vernon Statement Sell Themselves Back Into Slavery?

About Chauncey DeVega

Chauncey DeVega (a pseudonym) is editor and founder of We Are Respectable Negroes, a blog on race, popular culture, and politics.  His work there has been featured by the New York Times, Utne Reader, and The Atlantic. In addition to the blog, DeVega’s work has appeared in various books, as well as on such sites as the Washington Post’s The Root, The Daily Beast, Alternet, SalonWashington Monthly, Slate, and PopMatters.  DeVega has been a guest on the BBC, Ring of Fire Radio, Ed Schultz, Joshua Holland’s Alternet Radio Hour, the Burt Cohen show, and Our Common Ground.

Section 106

The National Endowment for the Humanities explains Section 106 in detail (PDF)

How to initiate Section 106 consultation with the Idaho SHPO

A blog about Section 106 proceedings at one particular site

A Section 106 worksheet (PDF)

Section 106 case digest from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Readability and Comprehensibility as NEPA Minimums (PDF): a report mentioned in Our Unprotected Heritage

Topock Section 106 (PDF): see discussion beginning on page 25

Samples of Section 106 programmatic agreements:




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