Unpacking and Unpacking ASA

It’s been a while since my last post but not without reasons For starters, another wrestling season in the the books. The team had a pretty good run this year and I couldn’t be prouder. In other news, I finally closed on a house. Signed the papers on March 3rd (Friday), moved in over theContinue reading “Unpacking and Unpacking ASA”

40th Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference

The count down has begun. In almost two months I will be presenting at the 40th Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference. This is one of my favorite academic conferences so needless to say, I am excited to be able to attend and present. This year’s conference will be held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.Continue reading “40th Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference”

Guest Post: Why I Marched on January 21, 2017

Yesterday the Women’s March took place. If the captivating images of this event are any indicator, I have no doubt I will one day teach this to my U.S. History classes. Unfortunately, my duties as a wrestling coach kept me from participating in this historic event. This left me following the march in spirit as IContinue reading “Guest Post: Why I Marched on January 21, 2017”

The Electoral College: Introduction and the 2016 Presidential Race

Well, it’s finally over. The 2016 Presidential election, it’s done. What seemed like a sad reality show come to life finally ended and the results are clear. America chose Hillary Clinton for President. Almost 2.9 million more Americans preferred Clinton, as a matter of fact. Clinton took 48.2% of the popular vote, or 65,844,954 votesContinue reading “The Electoral College: Introduction and the 2016 Presidential Race”

From the Holler!: New Year’s Edition

The unofficial hiatus is over.  I taught another class at the University of North Georgia, which was an absolute thrill. I finished up my first semester teaching at West Hall High School, another amazing experience. Additionally, I worked some on the side with friends on a new political blog/podcast. We’re still ironing out the kinksContinue reading “From the Holler!: New Year’s Edition”

The Birth of a Nation: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Back in April I posted about an upcoming film, The Birth of a Nation, that is coming to theaters this year.  I thought then, and still do now, that the movie comes at a much needed time as the country struggles to come to terms with its current racial dilemma. Additionally, I was excited at the prospect of a movieContinue reading “The Birth of a Nation: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back”

More Confederate Flags and Donald Trump

Donald Trump spokeswoman supporter Kayleigh McEnany sought to educate former South Carolina legislator Bakari Sellers on CNN the other night about the meaning and history of the Confederate Battle Flag. Needless to say, opinions varied widely. Here is the exchange. 

Police Officer Fired Over Confederate Flag

The headline pretty much says it all. A Roswell pastor said a police officer was fired on Thursday after the Roswell Police chief received a complaint that a Confederate flag was flying outside the officer’s house where an official police vehicle was parked in the driveway. Read the rest at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.