S.A.F.E Topics Vol. 1, No. 3 March 4, 2020

Bootstraps – A one-word conversation with faculty

In the third episode of the S.A.F.E. Topics podcast, we have a one-word conversation with faculty on “Bootstraps.” We were joined by our MiraCosta College faculty members Alexis Tucker-Sade (Anthropology), Nery Chapeton Lamas (Computer Science), and Tony Burman (Letters).

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What to listen for:

  • Bootstraps as the myth of the American Dream.
  • Are we interdependent on one another?
  • What other factors or people are involved in my success?
  • How one event can change everything.
  • Having limited resources to reach our goals.
  • What does cultural wealth and grit look like in the classroom?
  • Do we, as faculty, perpetuate structures and power in our classes?
  • Getting rid of structures vs. Illuminating them.
  • Ideological domination.
  • Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps in media.
  • Are we helping our students too much?
  • Being (un)comfortable with power.
  • When does it “click?” 

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The S.A.F.E. Topics Team:
curry mitchell – Faculty, Letters (Co-host)

Sean Davis – Faculty, Sociology (Co-host)

Kelly Barnett – Intern and Music Technology Student (Audio Editor)

James Garcia – SDICCCA Fellow and Associate Faculty, Sociology (Show Notes)