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Created: January 12, 2006
Latest Update: January 12, 2006
A for patience and effort at finding alone time with me. I'm sorry the events of this semester made that so hard, Patrice. I also appreciated you creativity in managing to aid in the Love 1A class, despite the difficulties. I was so relieved when you were there to help students who had missed classes and were bewildered by the making of boxes. You handled all that swiftly, competently, and efficiently.
Thanks also for communicating over the Learning Records site. Michael had an easier time with me this semester because he was there in the evening when things finally slowed down a little. The overwhelming number of students made time during the day next to impossible.
Message 8678:Personally, I think that bringing comedy into play that deals with and addresses "racial issues" can be insightful and also it can be a learning experience. Enviroment and settings can play a significant part in the equation. Discussing racial issues can cause moments of intense discomfort; however, adding a little comedy to the situation can relieve some tension and stressful moments. Politics, Religion and Racial Issues, when discuseed can lend to a person or people feeling uncomfortable when discussing such issues. By making jest or including laughter, we can sometimes help smooth out argumentative conversations.
Reply:Again, nice commentary injected into transform_dom at a time when I couldn't be there with such interjections. Good initiative, good ideas.
December 22, 2005
Message 8679:I think that the word you are looking for is "Institutional Discrimination". Jeannie speaks about this in Habermas. It is a form of "Exclusion".
Reply:Patrice, that's a very helpful teaching response, and it's clear that this was going on over the whole semester. Good job, particularly given my illness.
December 23, 2005
After listening to you Tuesday concerning Albert Hirschman's take on "The Rhetoric of Reactions," and reading your article: The Futility Thesis, what I gather from this is that what this means is that nothing changes and everything pretty much is the same. However, The Jeopardy Thesis promotes that change involves costs or consequences. Maria Pia Lara argues before we can seriously talk to each other about how to govern things, we should begin to listen to each other in "good faith", and an honest effort to understand how the other person got to that way of thinking and what "matters to that person. She states by understanding, we come a little closer to being able to better relate in fair, just and good faith ways.
Reply:Good summary of that lecture, Patrice. I wish wed had more time to post such materials. We have a missing parenteses somewhere in there.
December 22, 2005
Here is information I wanted to share with the group concerning Prop. 65.
This is an initiative that was enacted in 1986. The primary purpose of Prop. 65 was to address the concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. The initiative is known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
This law requires the State to publish known facts that may cause cancer or birth defects or reproduction harm. It is mandortary that this list be published by the Govenor once a year. Prop. 65 states businesses to notify Californians concerning the amounts of chemical in the products they purchase. This law also states that this also applies to the consumers homes and or workplaces, or that are released into the enviroment.
Prop. 65 was designed to enable Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals. In addition, Prop. 65 also prohibits Californians business from knowlingly discharge significant amounts od listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.
For addition ifromation regarding Prop.65, here are some links that may be resourceful to you.
Reply:Nice that you put this together for us, Patrice. Good work.
December 22, 2005