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How do you define yourself? – This is not a course assignment

I just had to share with you Eastern Kentucky Universities’ definition of Multicultural Literature.  

EKU LIB 802 Working Definition of Multicultural Literature
“Multicultural literature is a global term that comprises not only literature of people of color who reside in North America, such as African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and Latinos, but also literature from (other countries) and about other [ethnic and] cultural groups, such as women, religious groups, people with disabilities, cyborgs, the elderly, gays, lesbians, and transgendered individuals, the homeless, and people from religious cultures, such as Cajuns and Appalachians.” (Darigan, 2001, p.293)Neil HarbissonNotice the use of the word cyborgs.  Well I thought it was a joke or something so I looked it up.  Sure enough, our technology has reached a point where we can become Real-Life Cyborgs!  

 
So I ask how will this change your literature selections and classroom discussions?  How do we prepare our students to accept a new group of individuals into our culture?  How does this change our idea of aging or sickness?
 

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Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. Macmillian/Feiwel & Friends, 2012; ISBN 13: 9780312641894; $17.99.

Cyborg Cinder, a mechanic in the chaotic street market of New Beijing, threatened by disease and aliens, meets Prince Kai when he brings a beloved robot in for repair.

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