NOTE THAT THIS IS THE UPDATE FOR THE DAY SECTION: IF YOU’RE IN THE NIGHT SECTION, SEE THE POST FOR YOUR CLASS
- 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 first parts of Chapter 6 on sociology in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies (pages 250-268).
- 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 April 24
RE-READ section 6.5 on Black family structures
Finish chapter 6 (section 6.7) in Maulana Karenga’s Introduction to Black Studies. Read last part of the chapter (pp. 274-285) on relationships, with a focus on “the connections” and social factors that define Black relationships.
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.
Wednesday April 26
Quiz on all assigned sections of chapter 6
Catch up on any reading you haven’t done yet.
General reading strategies:
- Underline/highlight key points in the text
- Focus your attention on the chapter sections in each weekly post: these are what we cover in class
- Start with the table of contents in each chapter to give yourself an outline
- 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
- See chapter/essay highlights above
Chapter 7 (Politics) in Introduction to Black Studies