Since teaching with the Heinemann Units of Study, I've grown weary of "Harrison Bergeron," by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Vonnegut is one of my favorite authors. I could read Cat's Cradle, The Sirens of Titan, and Slaughterhouse Five a million times and never feel the groan of "This, again?" But "Harrison Bergeron" just doesn't do it … Continue reading Thoughts about “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and “Speech Sounds,” by Octavia Butler
To begin, as I write this article, I don't have a strong grasp of what cancel culture is or thorough examples of cancel culture phenomena. I've seen friends post about it on social media like Facebook and Twitter, but the references are lost on me. For example, an actress was fired recently from the show, … Continue reading What is Cancel Culture?