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About proftp

I teach political science and bioethics as an adjunct at a CUNY school.

And so begins a new year

Given how much of the work has moved to Blackboard, there likely won’t be any new posts anytime soon. HOWEVER: the pages (i.e, the links, above) are updated each semester, and sometimes during the semester, so it’s worth it to … Continue reading

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Unhappy is the land that needs heroes. —Bertolt Brecht

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Pol 166 Voter registration readings

Allrighty, the final set of online readings: Freedom Ballot in Mississippi (Oct-Nov 1963) Civil Rights bill passes in the House (Feb 1964) Civil Rights bill—battle in the Senate (March-June 1964) Mississippi Freedom Summer events (1964); read: Mississippi Summer Project Lynching … Continue reading

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Pol 166 Civil rights readings April 24 & 26

The first piece looks at party support for civil rights in the 1960s, while the rest of the short pieces are focused on SNCC as an organization: H Enten, Were Republicans really the party of civil rights in the 1960s? … Continue reading

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Pol 166: Readings for April 17-19

A few readings, and couple of short video clips: CORE, The Freedom Riders Chronology of the Freedom Rides W Mahoney, In Pursuit of Freedom, Liberation, Sept 1961 PBS, Freedom Riders, three clips: The Tactic (4:55) The Strategy (4:57) The Fresh … Continue reading

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Pol 166: Civil Rights Readings April 10-12

Here are the next set of readings, a mixed bunch of articles, photos, and cartoons; most are fairly short (1-2 pages), although some are a bit longer. And while I’m only pulling two editorials about the sit-ins from the Greensboro … Continue reading

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Pol 166: SNCC Readings March 27-29

Here are the first set of SNCC readings; I’ll post the reading for the following weeks. . . in the following weeks: Julian Bond, SNCC: What We Did Greensboro sit-ins, others: Read ‘Greensboro sit-ins (Feb)’ and ‘Sit-ins Sweep Across the … Continue reading

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Pol 341: Videos!

Hello, all. Here are a couple of videos in lieu of Monday’s class; we’ll (try to) incorporate the issues raised in these vids into class discussions. The Battle Over Abortion in Northern Ireland (12:56): Inside Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic (15:40): … Continue reading

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Leh 355 Bioethics: Videos!

NOTE: You have until May 18 to leave a comment. ~~~ *Update* For those who want an extra point or two, go ahead and comment/ask a question in the comment section, below; I’ll respond on this site. Also: feel free … Continue reading

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Leh 355: Study guide (+link)

First, thanks to Mayra for alerting me to the fact that the link to Stem Cell Basics wasn’t working: this is the correct link. (You can either click on the pdf link to get the entire document, including glossary, or … Continue reading

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