Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Teaching New Orleans

I had a student walk out of my class this evening when I suggested that the reason that almost all those stuck in New Orleans were black had to do with long-term historical racism in America (I was lecturing on the rise of segregation). God, I hope all these college Republican types drop my class before the midterm.

On the other hand, it will be interesting to see what they do when I lecture on gay rights and talk about oral and anal cultures and how they reflect class differences among homosexuals in the early 20th century.