Lakers retire Kobe’s two jersey numbers

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Diddy wants to be first black team owner in NFL Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 18: Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPFive-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant was hailed as the “greatest” Los Angeles Laker of all Monday by fellow legend Magic Johnson in a ceremony to retire Bryant’s jersey numbers.The tribute came at half-time of the Lakers’ Staples Center matchup against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, with Bryant’s Numbers 8 and 24 joining other inspirational Laker icons from the team’s 70-year history.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “It’s not about my jerseys that are hanging up there for me. It’s about the jerseys that were hanging up there before.”Many of the team’s past legends were on hand to welcome Bryant, who retired after the 2015-16 campaign as an 18-time All-Star, a 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player and two-time NBA Finals MVP, two-time NBA scoring champion and two-time Olympic champion.Bryant, 39, said fans inspired him to put in the work every day that became his trademark over two decades with the Lakers, an unprecedented feat.“Those times are the dream,” Bryant said. “It’s not the destination. It’s the journey. If you accomplish that, your dreams won’t come true — something greater will.”With a nod to his “Black Mamba” nickname, Bryant closed his remarks with, “Mamba out.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We’re here to celebrate the greatest to ever wear the purple and gold. He made us rub our eyes and wonder what did we just see,” said Johnson, now Lakers president of basketball operations.“There will never, ever be another Kobe Bryant.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBryant played 10 seasons in each retired number, winning three titles in the single-digit uniform top and two in the higher number jersey.“Thank you so much for tonight,” Bryant told the crowd, which chanted his name while giving him a standing ovation. With his family on hand to watch, Bryant was honored with the mention of such career highlights as his career-high 81-point game in a 2006 victory over Toronto, the second-highest point total in any game in NBA history.Also acknowledged was his final game, when he became the oldest player in NBA history to score 60 points, hitting the mark on the number in his farewell victory over Utah.“There will never be an athlete in his last performance to top this man’s performance — 60 points. Man,” Johnson said.The most emotional moment came when Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, who has helped keep the Lakers heritage together, paid tribute to Bryant.“What we’re celebrating is the journey you took us on for those 20 years,” Buss said.“If you separate the accomplishments of each of those jerseys, both of those players would be in the Hall of Fame.“We asked for your hustle and you gave us your heart which was so much more. You have forever made your mark on this franchise.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

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Toddlers’ reading programme launched in Linden

first_imgThe Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) of the Ministry of Social Protection has launched a ‘Back to Basics’ early childhood development toddlers’ reading programme; and at the One Mile Health Centre in Wismar, Linden on Tuesday, parents of toddlers were reminded that reading forms a fundamental part of a child’s learning process.Launch of the initiative is the product of close collaboration between the Ministry of Public Health’s Maternal and Child Health Unit and the National Library.In attendance at the launch were officials of both entities responsible for theParents and toddlers at the launch of the toddlers’ reading programmeprogramme’s genesis, Registration and Licence Officer Duanne McFarane, outgoing Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland, and Regional Chairman Renis Morian. Children and parents were well represented.An attractive toddlers’ bookshelf was unveiled. It is to be utilized when parents and children attend postnatal clinic.Director of Child Services, Ann Greene, delivering remarks at the occasion, encouraged mothers to support the initiative, and noted that reading plays an important role in a child’s development.She also urged fathers to get involved in the initiative, and challenged the clinic to establish a “Baby Father’s Day”, when fathers can teach their children to read.Greene further called on parents to go “back to basics” by teaching children to read on their laps.The Region 10 Chairman, as well as the outgoing Mayor and the Registration and Licence Officer also delivered remarks at the launch.The One Mile Health Centre was chosen as the pilot for the programme, but the programme is expected to be established at 361 health centres across the country. Book donations are also encouraged.last_img read more

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Top-seeded Upland downs Woodbridge

first_imgSophomore forward Casey Mendoza and Hannah Carroll scored one goal apiece to lead the Terriers (14-7-3) past the Cougars. Mendoza and Chelsea Hafley also had one assist each. Redlands plays host to Anaheim Canyon on Tuesday in the second round. Don Lugo 2, Laguna Hills 1 Leah Provencher scored the winning goal in overtime as the Conquistadores (16-7-3) defeated Laguna Hills. Marissa Hooten scored the first goal while Jillian Spolar saved 10 shots for the Conquistadores. DIVISION II Redlands 2, Canyon Springs 0 Don Lugo faces Redlands East Valley on Tuesday in the second round. Redlands East Valley 4, Temecula Chaparral 2 Erin Rhodes and Brianna Campos each scored two goals as the Wildcats (22-2) defeated the visiting Pumas to advance to the second round. Senior Breann Puchalski had two assists for the Citrus Belt League champions. DIVISION V Big Bear 2, Gabrielino 0 Sophomore midfielder Sydnee Rawlins scored twice for the Bears (18-7) in the second half as they defeated the Eagles (10-5-3). DIVISION VI Ontario Christian 4, Duarte 2 Senior Trisha Airth scored two goals as the Knights (17-6-4) defeated the Falcons in first-round play. Jenna Gann scored a goal and assisted Airth on another. Arrowhead Christian 4, Azusa 0 Missy Spoelstra had two assists as the Eagles (20-6) defeated the Aztecs to advance to the second round for the fifth straight year. Junior Naomi Sornoso had three saves for ACA. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Senior forward Alyssa Davila scored two goals and added two assists as the top-seeded Upland girls soccer team defeated Irvine Woodbridge 5-0 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs Friday. Upland (24-0-2) outshot Woodbridge 18-0 and led 3-0 at the half. last_img read more

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Crystal Palace midfielder makes Watford loan switch

first_img1 Adlene Guedioura Watford have signed Crystal Palace midfielder Adlene Guedioura on a short-term loan deal.The experienced Algeria international will join-up with the Hornets immediately and will remain with Slavisa Jokanovic’s side until January 1.Guedioura has featured on four occasions for the Eagles in the Premier League this term but has struggled to hold down a regular first-team berth at Selhurst Park.The 29-year-old moved to England in 2010 and joined Wolves from Belgian team Charleroi, before making the switch to Nottingham Forest in 2012 and then Palace the following year.last_img

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Ronaldo injured as Portugal held by Serbia

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 85 goals in 155 appearances for Portugal © AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRALISBON, Portugal, Mar 25 – Captain Cristiano Ronaldo left the field with a thigh injury as Portugal drew 1-1 against Serbia in an Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday.Ronaldo was replaced after 30 minutes in Lisbon as Fernando Santos’ reigning European champions drew for a second time in their opening two games of the campaign after they were held by Ukraine on Friday. There was no word whether the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would be fit for to play for his club Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Ajax on April 10.William Carvalho wasted the best of the early chances at Benfica’s two-thirds empty Estadio da Luz.Serbia failed to clear the ball in the box before it fell to the unmarked Real Betis midfielder who’s side-footed shot glanced past the post after five minutes.Ajax playmaker Tadic opened the scoring from the penalty spot two minutes later.Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio collided with an advancing Mijat Gacinovic in the box and Tadic tucked the spot kick away with ease to take a shock lead over the Euro 2016 winners.Ronaldo was denied an equaliser two minutes later as his effort was very well saved Marko Dmitrovic.The 156-time international left the field on the half hour mark after he pulled up chasing a ball on the left wing.He received quick treatment from members of the medical team before returning to action but was replaced by Pizzi minutes later as Pepe took over the skipper’s armband.The visitors were level with three minutes of the first half to play.Porto’s Danilo Pereira hammered his shot from outside the box into the top corner past a helpless Dmitrovic.Carvalho should have put his side into the lead 25 minutes into the second half.Guerreiro chipped a cross to the back post, Bernardo Silva then played it into the middle of the box but Carvalho couldn’t make a solid enough contact with the ball to challenge Dmitrovic.Fernando Santos’ outfit were denied a second penalty on 73 minutes after the linesman overruled referee Szymon Marciniak’s original decision for off-side.The hosts pressed on for the winner in the closing ten minutes but Mladen Krstajic’s outfit defended stubbornly to claim a point in their first game of the campaign.Next for Portugal is a Nations League semi-final against Switzerland on June 5 and Serbia travel to Kiev in a Euro 2020 qualifier two days later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES

first_imgFour Masters Club NotesLotto ResultsThere were two €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 31. They were Peter Callaghan, Barnes and Jimmy Melly, Ashdoon Brae. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 15 & 17 with next weeks jackpot now standing at €1,600. Culture and HeritageIrish language class: Interested in speaking irish? A group meets once a week for a couple of hours and simply speaks Irish, it is not a class and your Irish does not have to be of a high standard to join. Anyone interested or wishing to know more about it may contact Ann Mc Gonagle Meehan on 0876215513. Also, Coláiste na Rosann are offering summer courses from 9/06/2013 and 7/07/2013 for the duration of three weeks the cost is €899 per child but if booked early through the Four Masters club you may avail of a €100 discount. For further information please contact Ann on the above number. New RulesReminder to parents and players that following the G.A.A. Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that makes it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic Football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including Minor) and at Under 21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014. Before turning-up for training please ensure that you get fitted with a gum shield.Ladies Training:Training for the Senior Ladies, Minors and U16s will be taking place in Tirchonaill Park every Tuesday from 7.30pm. For further info please contact Deborah on 087 2199730.Training Recommenced:Training for the Minors and U16’s Boys teams has started again. Both will be training together for the next month; training is on Monday and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 o’clock on the AstroTurf. The U14 team trainings continue on Monday and Thursday; both starting at 6 and finishing at 7:30 each night.Level 1 Training Course The club is also holding a level 1 coaching course in March, the course will take place over two weekends (1/2 and 8/9 of March). You must have the Foundation Course to participate in this course. Anyone who is interested please contact Pauric Harvey on 0860523905.Coaching AcademyThe Club will also be setting up a Saturday morning Coaching Academy in April for underage players from the ages of four year’s to ten years of age. It will focus on the basic skills of Gaelic games in a fun environment. The Academy will cater for boys and girls. If anyone is interested in helping out please contact Pauric Harvey ASAP. No coaching experience is necessary as an information night and a coaching clinic will be held beforehand for new coaches/helpers.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Four Masters club noteslast_img read more

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LADIES GAA: TERMON LADIES LIFT KAREN McGLYNN CUP

first_imgHost Club  Termon  made light  of  the inclement weather  to  lift  the  Karen  Mc  Glynn  memorial cup at  the Burn  Road  on Saturday.Termon dispensed of  old  rivals Milford in an exicing final while  in  the shield  final  St Eunans’ lost out  by  a  narrow margin  to  St Michael’s.Harry Mc  Glynn   presented the Karen Mc  Glynn   memorial  cup  to  joint  Termon  Captains  Geraldine  Mc  Laughlin  and  Petra  Mc Cafferty  while  newly elected  President of  Letterkenny  Chamber of  commerce John  Watson  and Local Nt Cristy  Gillespie presented medals. LADIES GAA: TERMON LADIES LIFT KAREN McGLYNN CUP was last modified: January 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: TERMON LADIES LIFT KAREN McGLYNN CUPLADIES GAA: TERMON LADIES LIFT KAREN McGLYNN CUPlast_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Missouri State, 90-64

first_img Next Game: Full Schedule Roster PDF Box Score The Bulldogs used an 8-0 run to start the game with three-pointers by Hittner and Ingle and a Jonas’ layup, later built their lead to 15-4 at the first media timeout and then led 27-12 at the end of the first quarter. Miller had seven points off the bench and the team had 10 total in the first quarter. Seven different Bulldogs made at least one shot in the opening period. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES THE VALLEY ON ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live HTML Box Score Wendell, who is fourth all-time at Drake in career points, moved to fourth all-time in the MVC with 2,147 points. She moved past former Illinois State standout Kristi Cirone, who scored 2,139 points between 2005-09. Following Sunday’s game, Drake returns home to the Knapp Center to host Evansville on Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio on 1350-AM ESPN Des Moines. Print Friendly Version Evansville 1/6/2017 – 7 PM Rounding out the group was freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) who was one point short of her career-high with 18 points, redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) with 12 points, sophomore Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) with 11 points and sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) with 10 points. Junior Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) just missed out joining the group with a season-high nine points. Jonas added 10 rebounds to record her 11th career double-double and first since her freshman season. Story Links Senior point guard Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) equaled her career-high with 15 assists, and it is the fourth time in her decorated career she has hit the mark. Drake (9-4, 2-0 MVC) had five players score in double figures led by senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) who finished with a game-high 22 points. It is the 62nd time in her outstanding career Wendell has scored 20 or more points in a game. The Bulldogs’ offensive outburst continued to click in the second quarter as they made five three-pointers, including a pair from Greiner, to take a 50-28 lead at halftime. The scoring continued after halftime as the Bulldogs led by 35 points at one point in the third quarter. In the final quarter, Wendell scored a basket thirty seconds in, but it would be the only field goal for the Bulldogs for nearly six minutes. After Missouri State (4-9, 0-2 MVC) pulled within 19 points at 80-61, Miller broke the shooting slump with a jumper with 3:30 left, and Drake outscored the Bears, 10-3, to close out the win. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University women’s basketball team never trailed for the second-consecutive game in a 90-64 win at Missouri State on New Year’s Day (Sunday, Jan. 1) in Missouri Valley Conference action.last_img read more

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Cosmology Still in the Dark

first_imgWith so many huge gaps in materialist cosmology, a revolution may be brewing, as seen in the kinds of questions being asked.Early Maturity: Rapid Formation of Complex Structures Too Soon After the Big BangDiscovered: fast-growing galaxies from early universe (Carnegie Science): The conundrum of early maturity in the universe continues with this announcement of “a mysterious population of surprisingly massive galaxies” which, “although extremely old—formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang” yet “creates stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way.” Astronomers even believe they observed two galaxies in the act of merging, meaning they must have already formed prior to the merger.Milky Way-like Galaxies in Early Universe Embedded in ‘Super Halos’ (National Radio Astronomy Observatory): Like Carnegie, NRAO adds to the early-maturity conundrum, saying that “astronomers have directly observed a pair of Milky Way-like galaxies seen when the universe was only eight percent of its current age.” They also detected large halos of hydrogen gas extending far out beyond the galaxies.The new … data show that these young galaxies are already rotating, which is one of the hallmarks of the massive spiral galaxies we see in the universe today. The ALMA [radio telescope array] observations further reveal that both galaxies are forming stars at moderately high rates: more than 100 solar masses per year in one galaxy and about 25 solar masses per year in the other.Strongly baryon-dominated disk galaxies at the peak of galaxy formation ten billion years ago (Nature): This is a technical article about evidence for more rapid formation of galaxies in the early universe. Skeptics may notice that the interpretation assumes “cold dark matter cosmology.”Dark Matter: Evidence of Anisotropy in the UnknownDoes dark matter annihilate quicker in the Milky Way? (Science Daily): We’re supposed to be living in a ‘typical’ galaxy, but this article says “dark matter may be annihilating much more rapidly in the Milky Way, than in smaller or larger galaxies and the early Universe.” But how can anyone make claims about “a non-luminous and exotic form of matter that we know little about”? And how does mysterious unknown stuff get annihilated? If researchers making these claims are right, “their theory would explain why the Milky Way appears to be special.” Interesting admission: the Milky Way appears to be special.Dark Energy: Do Cosmologists Even Need It?New approach to dark energy might explain our cooling universe (New Scientist): Here’s more indication that cosmologists are clueless about the “mysterious unknown stuff” they said they need to keep their models working against anomalous observations. Anil Ananthaswamy personifies particles when he says, “We thought dark energy was behind the accelerated expansion of the universe to its cold, dark end state, but it might be a supporting actor in a quantum plot.” Further reading shows that cosmologists don’t know which way is up, down, forward or backward when trying to link cosmology to thermodynamics. They appear determined to escape the fine-tuning of the universe and what that implies.Can we ditch dark energy by better understanding general relativity? (The Conversation): Admitting that “Dark energy and dark matter are theoretical inventions that explain observations we cannot otherwise understand,” David Wiltshire and Alan Coley wonder if we even need them. “A renewed suggestion that dark energy may not be real — dispensing with 70% of the stuff in the universe — has reignited a longstanding debate.” Their article includes historical background on the inventions of dark matter and energy, and what the “standard model” of cosmology is (and why it is set for a scientific revolution).Need for New Physics?Physicists bring together detector and accelerator to explore ‘new physics’ beyond the Standard Model (Phys.org): Conditions in cosmology are so bad, some are seriously thinking of overturning the hard science of physics for new theories. What’s called the ‘Standard Model’ today is unlikely to be called standard much longer. But can a particle accelerator in Japan substitute for rational philosophy?Escape from RealityIf We Live in a Multiverse, Where Are These Worlds Hiding? (Live Science): Mindy Weisberger, still entranced by Future Con, leaps from irrationality to self-refutation by seriously considering that she lives in the Matrix.Is life more likely than black holes to be an adaptation for universe replication? (Phys.org): Sarah Cox is so drunk on Darwine, she thinks the multiverse created our universe by natural selection. This is Darwinian thinking completely out of control. Blame Dr. Michael Price who gave her the idea of “cosmic natural selection” (CNS), the biggest extrapolation of Darwin’s Biological Natural Selection (BNS) ever proposed. CNS selected humans instead of black holes, he argues:“I also suggest that more generally, CNS may be the ultimate primary cause of cosmological order, just as BNS is the ultimate primary cause of biological order. In other words, BNS and CNS may together be ultimately responsible for much of the order that we observe in the universe. Without this order there would be no entropy because nothing would decay to a less-ordered state and therefore no arrow of time.“In sum, the process of selection may be far more fundamental to explaining the nature of our universe than is generally supposed.“We may need a new award, Stupid Evolution Quote of the Billion Years. Darwin has not only given us the Stuff Happens Law; he bequeathed the Cosmic Stuff Happens Law to his loyal, inebriated followers.OK, OK. Please come back to reality. There. Whew! That was a bad dream.These guys were crazy a decade ago. No, two decades ago; five decades ago. Now they are so wrong, they’re not even wrong. We need a new word to describe how off their rockers these secular materialists are. Bob Berman remarked 13 years ago,Unfortunately, cosmologists are starting to resemble naked emperors parading before the mass media.  Hey, we love you, but you have no clue about the universe’s true origin or fate, and little knowledge of its composition.  Yet each pronouncement is delivered with pomp and flair.  Maybe you need a serious “time out.”Time out is too lenient now. Anybody want to trust these people? Hugh Ross followers, what about you? You think these guys are more trustworthy than the Bible, so that we have to adjust the straightforward words of God to fit their ideas? We rest our case.(Visited 622 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Dis/ability, Race, and the Power of Language: Part II

first_imgName Label from Wikimedia Commons, Open SourceIn this post, Dr. Maggie Beneke extends the discussion around language use that began during her virtual conference presentation on Dis/ability[1], Race, and Equity.  In part one of her blog last week, Dr. Beneke discussed person-first vs. identity-first language.  Here in part two, she covers her own position in relation to language use and the use and consequences of the term “colorblind.”What We Say MattersThrough language, speakers construct identities, roles, and relationships. Language is bound up with power in any interaction, because language use, in context, has ideological consequences. Indeed, language choice not only impacts moment-to-moment communication, but also who is recognized by whom through language (Alderman, 2016) as well as how meanings are attached to words over time (McLaren & Giroux, 2018). To be clear, I write this post as a white, nondisabled, cisgender woman. I state these identities and others (i.e., I am a U. S. citizen, I speak English, I have a regular income, and it goes on) not to simply declare my unearned privilege and move on, but to take responsibility for undoing power inequities that continue to be played out in my own realm of influence. It is important I explicitly state how, whether I am conscious of it or not, my own identities are regularly centered and upheld in institutional spaces. Therefore, in discussing language use with regard to identity groups that I do not belong to (i.e., people with disabilities, people of Color) – and especially given the ways powerful groups have historically used naming/labeling as a way to secure the oppression of marginalized groups (Alderman, 2016) – I take seriously the question, “Who gets the power to name?” In what follows here and in part two, I respond to this question by focusing on the voices and experiences of individuals who are directly affected by dis/ability and race talk. As I discuss language use in relation to dis/ability and race, I intentionally cite (and suggest literature written by) people of Color and individuals in the dis/ability community.From “Colorblindness” to Color ConsciousnessThe use of the term “colorblind” can be traced back to Justice Harlan’s Plessy vs Ferguson 1896 dissent (Stafford, 2015). The idea of being “colorblind” has regularly been applied today as a way in which individuals signal their rejection of overt racism (Wingfield, 2015). Well-intentioned individuals who embrace this popular ideology may believe that the best way to end racial inequities is to ignore race and treat everyone equally (Perez-Isiah, 2018). Yet, many critics of such an approach argue that claims to be “colorblind” actually perpetuate racial inequities.First, to claim “colorblindness” is contradictory, because in saying one does not see race, race has already been acknowledged (University of Kansas, 2017). Additionally, taking a “colorblind” approach allows individuals to ignore how racism has operated historically and in the present day (Stafford, 2015). For professionals, taking a colorblind approach may mean avoiding conversations about race with children and families. By willfully ignoring ways that racism continues to be perpetuated in the lives of children and families, taking a “colorblind” approach does little to disrupt the status quo (Bonilla-Silva, 2017, Marcano, 2016).  Moreover, the term “colorblindness” is problematic in that it equates “blindness” (i.e., lack of eyesight) with lack of knowing (i.e., ignorance; Annamma, Jackson, & Morrison, 2017). Instead, Annamma and colleagues (2017) suggest that “color evasiveness” more accurately describes the ways individuals intentionally choose not to recognize race and racism. As an alternative to evading race and racism, color consciousness or race consciousness can better support movements toward racial justice (Park, 2018; Tatum, n.d.).  Directly engaging in conversations about race can lead individuals (and even very young children!) to better understanding and ownership over the realities of structural racism, encouraging shifts in everyday actions (Narjala, n.d.; Wingfield, 2015). I provide additional resources for understanding perspectives on language use and race below.Further Reading: From Colorblindness to Color ConsciousnessThe myth of ‘colorblindness’: The problem with making race invisible by SMarcano (2016)Why colorblind isn’t the goal when teaching kids about diversity by Susan Narjala  The myth of colorblindness by Rosa Perez-Isiah (2018)Talking about race and the importance of parent communications by Susan Park (2018)When you say you ‘don’t see race,’ you’re ignoring racism not helping to solve it by Zach Stafford (2015)Color blind or color conscious? by Beverly Daniel TatumClaims of being ‘colorblind’ implies race does not matter, leads to unequal education, professor says from The University of Kansas (2017)Color-blindness is counterproductive by Adia Harvey Wingfield (2015)ReferencesAlderman, D. H. (2016). Place, naming and the interpretation of cultural landscapes. In B. Graham & P. Howard (Eds.), Heritage and identity (pp. 195-213). London, UK: Routledge.Annamma, S. A., Jackson, D. D., & Morrison, D. (2017). Conceptualizing color-evasiveness: using dis/ability critical race theory to expand a color-blind racial ideology in education and society. Race Ethnicity and Education, 20(2), 147-162.Bonilla-Silva, E. (2017). Racism without racists: Color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield.Marcano, S. (2016). The myth of ‘colorblindness’: The problem with making race invisible. Daily Kos. Retrieved from https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/1/27/1475695/-The-Myth-Of-Colorblindness-The-Problem-With-Making-Race-InvisibleMcLaren, P. & Giroux, H. A., (2018). Writing from the margins: Geographies of identity, pedagogy, and power. In P. McLaren (Ed.), Revolutionary multiculturalism (pp. 16-41). New York, NY: Routledge.Narjala, S. (n.d.).  Why colorblind isn’t the goal when teaching kids about diversity [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.mother.ly/parenting/speaking-to-our-kids-about-diversityPark, S. (2018). Talking about race and the importance of parent communications [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.raceconscious.org/2018/06/talking-race-importance-parent-communications/Perez-Isiah, R. (2018). The myth of colorblindness. Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/identity-education-and-power/the-myth-of-colorblindness-9ee6604766d1Stafford, Z. (2015). When you say you ‘don’t see race,’ you’re ignoring racism not helping to solve it [Blog post]. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/26/do-not-see-race-ignoring-racism-not-helpingTatum, B. D. (n.d.). Color blind or color conscious? Retrieved from http://www.aasa.org/SchoolAdministratorArticle.aspx?id=14892University of Kansas (2017). Claims of being ‘colorblind’ implies race does not matter, leads to unequal education, professor says. Retrieved from https://specialedu.ku.edu/claims-being-color-blind-implies-race-does-not-matter-leads-unequal-educationWingfield, A. H. (2015) Color-blindness is counterproductive. The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/color-blindness-is-counterproductive/405037/[1] Following Annamma (2018), I use the slash in dis/ability to highlight ways in which this label is connected to socially constructed values through everyday processes (including language) and which re-inscribe “ability” as a normative, desired standard. This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells, Program Coordinator for the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, onTwitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

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