About five years ago, I realized that I had to make radical changes to my Composition II syllabus. Young people live in a digital bubble and are not always easy to reach.

When we think of people living in a bubble, we think Baby Boomers from the World War II/Korean…

I am hearing a cacophony of anger. “Critical Race Theory.” “The 1619 Project.” “Real American History.” And my ear is tuned to language and how that language reverberates through the chambers of history. And in this case, the language comes to us from slavery. The restrictive Texas abortion law shows…

What do you charge someone with when the words that they use become deadly weapons? Every day, I see people in power use words as deadly weapons. I do not think our legal structure has the proper tools to handle those who would use words weapons of mass destruction.

When…

There are times when you have to reach waaaaayyy back and grab some of that Black, Gulf State speech for a just right word.

This is a post that I have been meaning to put up for a very long time. It involves Zora Neale Hurston, the Gulf State South…

LaToya R Jefferson-James

LaToya Jefferson-James has a Ph.D. in literature. She specializes in literature of the African Diaspora & cultural criticism. And her class never ends! Welcome.

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