In many regions of this planet, humans are gifted the changing seasons, including the drift into hibernation and then the rebirth of spring.
One of my favorite poems has always been [in Just-] by e.e. cummings—in part because I read the “Just” as both “only” and the root of “justice,” wondering if in fact spring is just in the human sense of that justice or more so in the less ethics-grounded justice of natural dynamics.
As we slip into spring, then, I offer a smattering of varied readings, many of which should help in meditating on our human sense of justice.
- Nina Simone’s Face, Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Appropriation Of Nina Simone, Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Miles Morales vs. Spider-Man: When You and Your Blackness Disagree
- Inaugural JustSouth Index 2016 (Jesuit Social Research Institute)
- Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline: A Comprehensive Review, Daniel J. Losen, Michael A. Keith II, Cheri L. Hodson, Tia E. Martinez
- Liberating “Liberatory” Education, or What Do We Mean by “Liberty” Anyway? Jeffrey M. Ringer
- The Physical Manifestations Of Anxiety, Katie Kablusich
- Common Core State Standards Assessments in California: Concerns and Recommendations (California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education)