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- Early runs from October 29-November 6. See the Board of Elections site for info on voting early or to submit an absentee ballot to avoid voting in person.
- Prof. Williams Zoom live chat hours: Monday/Wednesday from 4-5 PM! on Zoom here. Or call: +1 929 205 6099 then add meeting ID: 528 450 5381. Or drop by Carman 291.
Quick highlights from Week 10 (10/31, 11/2)’s classes:
- Reviewed the parts of Chapter 6 on sociology and the Black Family in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies (pages 250-268).
- NPR story on the changing racial disparities in COVID cases here
- My lecture notes are in the usual spot
- Resource/for further reading: Joyce Ladner The Death of White Sociology
- See the PBS series Race: the Power of an Illusion for a quick overview of housing segregation/wealth accumulation in the US. Lots of good stuff at the companion website. Housing discrimination in the US by official government policy as an example of institutional racism (racism supported/done by official institutions/governments.) See a 30-minute clip on Vimeo.
DO THIS for week 11
Monday November 7
RE-READ sections 6.4 and 6.5 of chapter 6 on culture and family. We’ll start with this on Monday!
Finish chapter 6 (sections 6.6 and 6.7) in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies. Read last part of the chapter (pp. 268-285) on the various feminisms/womanisms and the section on relationships, with a focus on “the connections.”
What to read for:
The second half of chapter 6 deals with varying approaches to gender studies and relationships in Africana Studies. Think about how the foundation of quality relationships is framed here.
General reading strategies:
- Underline/highlight key points in the text
- Use the reading questions at the back of chapters to focus you: read those first
- Try to understand the definitions of the key concepts listed at the back of the chapter
- Make a note to ask the instructor to clarify anything you don’t understand
- Note key issues, approaches, and dilemmas/challenges Dr. Karenga outlines
Wednesday November 9
READ sections 7.2-7.6 on politics in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies.
- See chapter/essay highlights above
Chapter 7 (Politics) in Introduction to Black Studies