Identity and Community

Title

The Porcupine’s Dilemma

Author

Schopenhauer, Arthur

Type

Reading

Overview

Nineteenth-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote extensively on motivation, desire, and the relationship between the individual and society. Sometimes called “the philosopher of…

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Title

Poem with One Fact

Author

Hall, Donald

Type

Reading

Overview

Donald Hall's "Poem with One Fact" begins with the striking line, "At pet stores in Detroit, you can buy/ frozen rats/for seventy-five cents apiece, to feed/ your pet boa…

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Title

Learning to Love America

Author

Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

Type

Reading

Overview

Born in Malacca, Malaysia in 1944, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim was raised by her Chinese father and emigrated to the U.S. as a young woman. The author of several books of poetry, short stories and…

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Title

Andrew Moodie’s Story of Belonging - Otherness

Author

Moodie, Andrew

Type

Video

Overview

Canadian actor and playwright, Andrew Moodie discusses the complex feelings of belonging, difference, and otherness he experiences as a child of Jamaican immigrants in Canada. Moodie relates how he…

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Title

Juicy

Author

B.I.G, Notorious

Type

Audio

Overview

"Juicy" is a single by American hip hop artist, The Notorious B.I.G., and his solo debut single from his 1994 debut album, Ready to Die. "Juicy" is a rags-to-riches chronicle, detailing…

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