Tag Archives: discrimination

What’s in a Title?

Carol A. Hand What deeper messages do titles convey? That’s a question that arises as I contemplate a powerful poignant book I just finished reading, Beyond Two Worlds: A Taiwanese-American Adoptee’s Memoir & Search for Identity by Marijane Huang. I … Continue reading

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The Problem with Paradigms – Day One

Carol A. Hand I would like to begin by thanking Rosaliene Bacchus for nominating me to participate in a challenge: “Three Quotes for Three Days.” Rosaliene, who can be found at Three Worlds One Vision, has a fascinating background. She … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Kindergarten Lesson

Carol A. Hand “White people call us ‘dirty Indians’ “But you got these bugs from one of the white children in your class “Now you have to take baths with this special soap everyday “I have to boil your clothes … Continue reading

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Reflections about a life

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, in the fleeting moments of clarity, I’m frightened. I wonder, what is happening to me? I feel like I’m losing my mind as the fog descends A memory surfaces of a life that might have been. … Continue reading

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Reflections and a Reblog – “Why Are You So Different?”

Why Are You So Different? Posted on November 6, 2013 Carol A. Hand Years ago, I accepted a position at a university as an assistant professor. I did not know at the time that I was only the second Native … Continue reading

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Reflections – Thursday, July 21, 2016

Carol A. Hand Day ten, the final day of the WordPress photography course I’ve been taking. Architecture — Go Monochrome There are a lot of interesting historic buildings and upscale homes in my city, even in my neighborhood. I have … Continue reading

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How Dare the Media Reframe History?

Carol A. Hand The first thoughts that came to mind when I read the headline “The Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History” (Huffington Post) were about the Wounded Knee Massacre in the winter of 1890 (Wikipedia). To be sure, the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Carol A. Hand You came to our home uninvited Said the little canary We took pity on your desperate condition And shared our food and shelter Believing we could live in peace As good neighbors Ah, how naïve we were … Continue reading

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Carol A. Hand In my last university faculty position, I taught an undergraduate practice class – interviewing lab. As one of the few faculty who was not an expert in clinical practice, I found it a rather odd assignment. And … Continue reading

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Living in the Space Between Cultures

Carol A. Hand During my hiatus from publishing the things I write every day, I decided to repost something I wrote for a friend’s blog, Deconstructing Myths, more than two years ago. Although Jeff Nguyen Eckert took a hiatus from … Continue reading

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