Week of November 20: Black Psychology and Quiz #2

Photo: Dr. Wade Nobles

For Wednesday 11/20, read chapter 10 (Black Psychology) in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies. Read the entire chapter (pp. 397-422), but pay special attention to the following sections:

  • Intro and historical origins (10.1, 10.2)
  • 3 major schools: differences between approaches (10.3)
  • Radical School (10.4)
  • Ethos (10.5)
  • See the six study questions at the end of the chapter to further focus your reading

Our second (and last) quiz will be next Wednesday (11/20) in the first 20 minutes of class.

Quiz topics:

  • Section 6.2 (Ghettoization: know key points that define the ghetto)
  • Section 6.4 (Culture: know the Deficiency and Crusian Paradigms)
  • Section 6.5 (Black family: know the Pathological/Pathogenic School)
  • Section 6.7 (Quality Relations and The Connections)
  • Sections 7.2  (Politics in U.S. context)
  • Section 7.6 (Black elected officials: know Limitations/Constraints and Functions)
  • Section 7.8 (Misconceptions of coalitions)

Highlights from last class:

  • Reviewed Chapter 7 on Black Politics  in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies (pages 265-283).
    • Focused on sections 7.2, 7.6, 7.7
  • Did not get to Dr. Clarke essays
  • Lecture notes posted in the usual spot
  • Musical interlude: The Chi-Lites “Give More Power to the People.” Live TV performance on Soul Train. Watch on YouTube


  • Schedule change: Class meets on Wednesday November 20 and doesn’t meet on Wed November 27 (the night before Thanksgiving).
  • Our next quiz is moved to 11/20 (not 11/13, as on the syllabus)
  • If you earned less than a B on the midterm, email me for an optional makeup assignment. I’ll email instructions back to you. This option is only for those who earned a C or below! You don’t need to email me again if you signed the contact sheet after the last class.