The Philosophy and Opinions of Bushido Garvey

The boom-bap analysis, reflection, and expression of an educator.

Birthday: This is How I Chill From 29 Till…

  I’ve been on this planet for 29 rotations around the sun. What would 19-year old Brandon say about where I am now? What about 9-year old Brandon? Knowing 19-year old me, he’s be like “dag, how we get so big??” Knowing 9-year old Brandon would be like “Dag, we went to college TWICE? That’s dumb. Your wife…

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Reflection and Ticket Out the Door: The Supreme Dweebcast with Moses Rockwell

  Due to many reasons, I have been unable to present this to the world until now, but this is evidence that God’s timing is everything, even with smaller things.   Dag near a month ago I was on the Supreme Dweebcast With Moses Rockwell, and there we chopped it up about The New EP Our Battle…

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A Time For Blogging, A Time For Doing, and a Time For Both

I’ve been fairly quiet over the past two or so months, and some may declare that this is a bad time to stay quiet. I might push back on that. Too often, I feel like their is a intrinsic push to communicate via blogging, Facebook, Twitter, etc. that stems from an insecurity that this new…

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The Anatomy of an Activist: Part One

      Upon completion of my graduate program, I was excited to be done, but equally excited and nervous to know that I wasn’t truly done. That a lot more work had to be done, and none of it had to deal with credits, diplomas or assignments. I was now free to do the…

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Reflection and Ticket Out the Door: The Bobb Mohommod Hip-Hop Show

      Due to many reasons, I have been unable to present this to the world until now, but this is evidence that God’s timing is everything, even with smaller things. Dag near a month ago I was on the Bobb Mohommod Hip-Hop Show, and there we chapped it up on Hip-Hop Culture and…

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Reaction to the Board’s RTA Contract “Yes” Vote.

Now that I have had a day to internalize, I can articulate what I saw happen… The letter that I produced to my colleagues in the Rochester City School District attempted  to get them to understand how vague policy language in the teacher contract empowers bias, racism, and abuse of power. They overwhelmingly voted the…

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Open Letter to RCSD Teachers Regarding Contract: Voting “No” Tomorrow for Students

Editor’s Note: This letter was originally drafted March 22nd, the day before RCSD teachers had to vote on the approval of their contract. It attempts to explain how approving the contract under a few suspicious circumstances is harmful for our students.   Hello Fellow Panthers and Teachers,   As you all know, tomorrow we are to…

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Black Board, White Chalk: The Miseducation and Power of Black Teachers

      “Carter G’s point was eloquent/ Not intellectual masturbation it’s relevant/” Police get a bad rap. They are often represented as the main agitators, violators, and aggressors towards the humanity of people of color. Why should the policing system get all the credit? I think it gets the most credit because assaulting the…

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Top Five Rap Quotes About Sucky Teaching

  It wasn’t until I did some analysis on the roots of my worldview that I realized that there have been rap lyrics that have informed my decision to teach and informed my methods of teaching. They have assisted with my goals to teach beneficial information with  through an emancipatory pedagogy (wadup Dr. Goodwin!). Whenever I design lesson…

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Dreams and Nightmares: The Robbing of the Meek

    I committed to writing about this man in a manner that wouldn’t just be a fogged up reflection of what usually gets written about him around this time period. I don’t know if this is possible, but this is my attempt. If I fail at this you may not be too invested in making peace…

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