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american & religious studies. liberal episcopalian. studies whiteness in evangelical pop culture. older than I look. infj. 5w4. UVA BA ‘20/MA ‘21🩸🦷
20 Jan 19
I’m going to talk about #ExposeChristianHomeschooling from a slightly different angle. I was homeschooled for 3 years, and have homeschooled for around 15 years; 3 of my kids are now in public schools.
Homeschooling in some ways was damaging to me because Christian homeschooling is so tied to the identity of being an appropriate mother. #ExposeChristianHomeschooling
And it was hard, and there was never any discussion about too hard, because so much of being a woman is about enduring. Quitting homeschooling was seen as giving up on the best for your kids. #ExposeChristianHomeschooling
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8 Jan 19
One of my big papers last semester was on the history of neighborhood associations in #Charlottesville, and how their use of zoning laws was an extension of the other exclusionary practices they used to keep their neighborhoods wealthy and white.
I am going to create a very long thread highlighting most of what I found. The details in this are obviously very geographically specific, but it is safe to say that the practices and attitudes underlying it can be found all over the country and in the histories of other cities.
This was supposed to be a map-based racial landscape argument, and towards the end I have several maps and images to show the effects of zoning over time in black and white neighborhoods, because it was a lot of work and it looks cool, haha.
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