After years of teaching, many teachers forget what it is like to truly be a learner. This is what I realized after finding out that my football IQ is not nearly as high as I thought.

Listen to what Dr. Bruce Hoskins has to say to his students that ask him questions like:
– What got you into writing poems?
– What books would I recommend?
– Why did you want to become a community college teacher?

Have you ever wonder if the assignments you give compliment or work against what you are trying to teach? I realized that I was giving my students contradictory messages by using conditioning as a punishment.

Not only is the way that schools that are ranked classist, if you take a closer look, it also perpetuates color-blind racism. If you think about all the ranking factors, almost all of them disproportionately impact black and brown people.

Listen to what Dr. Bruce Hoskins has to say to his students that ask him questions like:
– How did you meet your wife?
– If you had a TV show, what would be your theme music?
– How did you decide to become a professor? What other career paths did you consider?

One of the most difficult things to do when you are new to a position is when to speak up for what you believe in. I have to believe that being in my current position, over the long run, will have the overall effect that I want to create versus blasting off on one of my coaching colleagues.

Sometimes you have to adjust what you do naturally to maximize your students’ learning potential. This is what I had to ponder as I tried to figure out what kind of coach I really wanted to be.

Part 3 of 3 involving the incident that almost got him fired from coaching football. Listen to how learning to believe in the process of discovery was a valuable lesson.

Part 2 of 3 involving the incident that almost got him fired from coaching football. Listen to how he had to learn to defend himself in a space where he would have normally given up

Part 1 of 3 regarding an incident that almost got him fired from coaching football. Dr. Bruce Hoskins learned that in order to teach people tough lessons it is best to build a relationship with them first.

Listen to what Dr. Bruce Hoskins has to say to his students that ask him questions like:
– What jobs can you get with a sociology degree?
– Do you think everyone can benefit from a sociology class?
– What was one of the toughest obstacles that you overcame in your educational career?

Dr. Bruce Hoskins kicks off a semester-long series talking about how coaching football for the first time has dramatically affected his perspective on teaching and learning. Listen as he talks about how starting at the bottom of an organization can teach valuable lessons to someone who is used to being in control of their classroom.

Listen to what Dr. Bruce Hoskins has to say to his students that ask him questions like:
– What can we learn in this class?
– How long did it take you to earn your AA?
– Where does your inspiration come from to write poems

Listen to what Dr. Bruce Hoskins has to say to his students that ask him questions like:
– Why does love suck?
– What made him want to major in Sociology?
– What would you change if you could be a student again?

This spoken-word poem uses various sociological terms while talking about myself as a community college professor. I have struggled lately with the idea that I have not been effective as a teacher and how I want to be a better me in the future.

It is not what you say, but what you are willing to put on the line that will determine if you are an ally, advocate or an associate for black social issues.

College football and basketball players are not paid anywhere close to what they are valued, especially at the elite schools where they can afford to pay an assistant coach over $1 million a year and a head coach over $7 million.

If white supremacy were based on DNA racism would not exist. Listen to Dr. Bruce Hoskins talk about how whiteness is a social construction and not a biological reality.

Ant and Bruce talk about today’s students having a “quarter life crisis” and what they were doing at 20yo. We did this recording a while back but I saw that it was never posted so please enjoy this blast from the past. Also, my phone vibrates at the end of the video. Ignore that ūüôā

This next installment of, is this racist, features a police officer who posted a meme of a mother holding her daughter’s head underwater. Watch the video to figure out why the mother was doing this!

Picture: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/an-assistant-police-chief-shared-this-picture-on-facebook_us_5981ceb8e4b09d24e99438ad?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

You do not know how many times I have seen people mess this up on a job application. This is my effort to try and help people understand what this question is actually asking and why it is important.

The next installment of “Is this Racist?”¬† A white male calls an Asian woman a “Cambodian N-gger”.

Article: https://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeednewsvideo/this-man-spewed-racial-expletives-at-a-woman-over-a-bike?utm_term=.wxX8J6kn2#.byMVyMBoq

In order to solve the world’s problems, Dr. Bruce Hoskins states that we need to engage in academic arguments rather than dismiss research that we do not agree with.

Why is it important to be vulnerable when you teach? It shows students that you care, that you are human and that they can also be successful.

If the US is a meritocracy then why is Collin Kaepernick not on an NFL roster right now? The answer is simple, because it is not!

Listen to Dr. Bruce Hoskins explain why paying women based on their past salaries perpetuates institutional sexism (STATS).

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/federal-court-rules-that-employers-can-pay-a-woman-less-as-long-as-her-old-boss-did-too_us_5903435de4b0bb2d086d4481?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

Is there any social significance to pattern of the preponderance of black people dying in movies?

Taking a look back at 5 years of the the Black Lives Matter movement, have these cases made a difference in how law is enforced?

Listen to how the myth of “positive stereotypes” is completely debunked as it pertains to Asian Americans (STATS).

Article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/asian-american-law-study_us_5976131fe4b00e4363e10f03

Listen to research that debunks the model minority myth and why Asians have been more successful than African Americans in the US (STATS).

Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/19/the-real-secret-to-asian-american-success-was-not-education/?utm_term=.f0370dab4cd2

If you need any more evidence that we live in a rape culture, listen to Dr. Bruce Hoskins talk about the corrections that the Baltimore PD needed to make that finally brought them into the 21st century.

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/maryland-law-rape-victims_us_58f76c8de4b0de5bac429093?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

Listen to Dr. Bruce Hoskins breakdown what it takes to become a community college teacher, because it is VERY different than teaching at the University-level.

Dr. Bruce Hoskins just joined Weight Watchers and finds out that losing weight has been feminized.

This installment of “Is This Racist” wonders if calling the 4th of July a day for white people to remember their racist ancestors is racist.

Could it be that part of the reason that black girls are more likely to be punished at school is because teachers see them as older and less “innocent” than white girls (STATS)?

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/young-black-girls-less-innocent-study_us_59526e51e4b05c37bb7982d2?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

Listen to Dr. Bruce Hoskins as he breaks down that, even if we only counted reported rapes, the research SCREAMS that we are living in a culture that normalizes sexual assault/rape (STATS).

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/abigail-breslin-just-revealed-why-she-never-reported-her-sexual-assaulted_us_58fdf901e4b018a9ce5cd0ae?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

Dr. Bruce Hoskins questions who Affirmative Action really hurts and who it really helps as the Department of Justice considers getting rid of this policy.

The next installment of Is “This Racist” examines the comments that Shia Labeouf make to a black police officer after being arrested for public intoxication (amongst other things).

Listen to Dr. Bruce Hoskins talk about how white supremacy is perpetuated by skin care companies that promote whiteness as THE standard of beauty.

Dr. Bruce Hoskins wonders why interracial marriages are still considered taboo in our society and proposes some solutions to make these marriages more common place.

Listen to how Dr. Bruce Hoskins breaks down how a “good” white person who says that they are “colorblind” or even an “ally” could perpetuate systematic racism and white supremacy.

Dr. Bruce Hoskins talks about the death of Frank Fuentes, a “dreamer”, who died trying to get back into the US so that he could pursue a college education.

While black and white Americans use illicit substances at about the same rate, African Americans are about five times more likely to go to prison for drug possession as whites.  Listen to hear what consequences that has for our society and what I suggest we could do about this travesty of justice (STATS).
Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/exonerations-race_us_58bdd7d2e4b09ab537d5faa2

Body camera evidence supports that police planting evidence at crime scenes happens more often than we think.¬† Is this just a “few bad apples” in the police department or part of their culture?
Article: https://www.buzzfeed.com/claudiakoerner/another-police-body-camera-video-allegedly-shows-officers?utm_term=.we1vpGAM5#.cpDVWgNLE

Interesting evidence is presented as to why an assailant would kill a police officer.  Unfortunately, the data is presented in such a biased manner that you have to actively separate out what is factual and what is opinion (STATS).
Article: http://lawofficer.com/special-topics/the-assailant-study-mindsets-and-behaviors/

How do you make Wonder Woman a co-star in her own freaking movie?  Although, Wonder Woman was hailed as a feminist movie it was completely dominated by men.

Is this racist?¬† A student posts a photo of black female classmates on Craigslist and labels it ‘slaves for sale’