Bernard: The Trip Home

Emily Bernard grew up in the South and lived for some years in New York City. Now that it’s summertime, she’s preparing for a trip home – and contemplating where "home" truly is, and what it takes to feel like we "belong."

Bernard: Black History Month

Commentator Emily Bernard is an associate professor of English and Ethnic Studies at UVM. She says that back when she was preparing the syllabus for her fall semester course "Race and the Literature of the American South," the irony of teaching The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn during black history month didn’t occur to her.

Bernard: Color Blind

Commentator Emily Bernard teaches English and Ethnic Studies at UVM.  She’s been wondering why – if we value diversity so highly – we’re so reluctant to discuss racial differences.