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Philip Nel

About Philip Nel

Philip Nel is University Distinguished Professor of English at Kansas State University. His latest book is Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature and the Need for Diverse Books, forthcoming from Oxford University Press in summer 2017.

Laughter and Resistance: Humor as a Weapon in the Age of Trump

We could all use a laugh right now, especially children. As the Southern Poverty Law Center’s November 2016 report “The Trump Effect: The Impact of the Nation’s Presidential Campaign on Our Schools” has documented, the candidacy (and now presidency) of Donald Trump has resulted in a sharp rise in bullying at school — harassment of […]