Comments on: Historiann and GayProf teach it all, part I History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: GayProf Wed, 03 Mar 2010 16:21:34 +0000 Kathie, everybody is welcome at CoG! Let me pour you a cocktail.

I have to say the genealogy shows make me nervous (which depend on DNA). There is a danger of making race once again invested in the body, now with a new slick, sciencey veneer.

As a side note, Eva Longoria is working on a Master’s Degree in Chicano Studies.

By: Historiann Wed, 03 Mar 2010 16:10:01 +0000 Kathie–you don’t need a Google account to post over at GayProf’s place. Just click “name/url,” and you can post as Kathie (and just leave the URL blank.) That’s how I do it (only I put in my blog’s URL).

I missed the genealogy show you mention–I’m glad they included a Latina. (What’s with all of the genealogy shows lately? Are we in a new era of ancestor worship?)

By: Kathie Wed, 03 Mar 2010 16:07:45 +0000 I am posting my comment here because I have not been able to set up a Google account (I have tried!) which is required to post at Center of Gravitas.

I was struck in watching Henry Louis Gates’ PBS show on genealogy, Faces of America, when he investigated the family history of actress Eva Longoria – with the conclusion that her ancestors were documented on this continent prior to the arrival of the Pilgrims. They have land deeds in what is now Texas that go back for centuries. As she commented, “We always said, we did not cross the border, the border crossed us.” I thought they made an important point about the long presence of Latino/as that would obviously surprise a lot of people.