If you’d like some quick background to South Africa’s post-Apartheid fortunes you could do worse than consult the documentary Behind the Rainbow, which is currently available on instant view @ Netflix.
Final paper assignments have been up for a couple of days now. I’d strongly recommend starting them as soon as possible. If you have practical questions about the assignment, submit them to this post please. If you would like to send me a topic or discuss ideas feel free to email me. Have a great break.
On Friday, at the order of UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi, campus police gassed students. I leave it to you to decide how these images make you feel. But be sure to watch this clip to the end.
Nathan Brown, professor of English, responds with an open letter demanding Katehi’s resignation: http://bicyclebarricade.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/open-letter-to-chancellor-linda-p-b-katehi/
Lt. John Pike, the officer who gassed the students, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Katehi, current though perhaps not future chancellor of UC Davis, can be reached at email@example.com
SFSU alumni Todd Chretien, now a UCSC grad student, @Occupy Education rally:
Rocinha, the largest favela in Latin America: