Getting Ready!

I am getting ready to start out traveling; just a couple more weeks. Getting excited about visiting certain areas and the possibilities of interviewing people; some of the areas desiring to visit are: New Orleans, checking out the beaches along the way and the Atlanta Underground.

When I lived in Louisiana traveled many times to New Orleans; but have not been there since Hurricane Katrina. I am wanting to view the area, especially what was the 9th District. I hope to video parts of the French Quarter and share some of the cultural experiences.

Will keep you posted with updates!

Thanks for reading!

What do you think?

I was watching today on C-Span2 BookTV show from Cambridge, Mass. a panel discussion related to social injustice targeting racism.  Three primary authors from the African-American community discussed the various issues related to the criminal justice system, Black Lives Matter, inequality, and institutional and ideology racism. These esteemed authors are part of the faculty at Harvard University.

The authors are: Race and Power in America Tommie Shelby, author of Dark Ghettos, Elizabeth Hinton, author of The War on Poverty, and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness, participated in a discussion on issues of race and structural injustice. The discussion was moderated by Professor Danielle Allen.

What is social inequality? Why does it continue to thrive within our society?

How as a society and an individual can we change this social phenomenon?

Is it even possible?

INTRODUCTION

My desire is sharing my travels with students, friends and those with a passion for ‘change’!

The subtitle of my blog explains the dimensions of the blog: Social and Environmental Injustice, Diversity and Research.

We live in a global world today with the technology available to meet people in a virtual setting. We can skype, facetime, share our life on FaceBook, twitter, and of course the phone! It is fun to meet people from different cultures, within the virtual world.

My desire is to create a blog where we can share our thoughts-the funny, the sorrowful and the ugly- and our passions related to diverse social issues facing us today.

One aspect of the traveling blog is meeting and interviewing people; one example is during traveling back to Missouri in December I stopped at the Choctaw Rest Area in Oklahoma. I talked with three Native American ladies. They provided numerous booklets (including wonderful websites) supplying rich historical background of various tribes. In the hour I spent at this rest stop, the women shared experiences of growing up as Native American. The discrimination they faced each day in school, shopping and within the community. They shared by living on the Reservation there was acceptance and a sense of belonging.

The site ‘The Traveling Professor’ is a work in progress; I appreciate your patience.

Thanks for reading and posting!

Glenda Harrison