Week 1 – Living in the World as Black

Mon., 1/9 

Listening/Discussion Partner – Corliss Watkins

* Franz Fanon, “The Fact of Blackness” (Chapter 5 from Black Skin, White Masks) (Moodle & Reserve)

*Beverly D. Tatum, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race – Part II: Understanding Blackness in a White Context (pp. 30-90) (Electronic Library; link also on Moodle)

Tues, 1/10 

Facilitator – Corliss Watkins

*13th – Ava DuVernay documentary (available on Netflix) – see Alexander above (intro, chap 1)

*“We need to talk about an injustice” (Bryan Stevenson Ted Talk, 2012) (Moodle)

Thurs, 1/12

Listening/Discussion Partner – Kevin Grant

*James Baldwin, “A Letter to my Nephew” (Moodle)

*Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the world and me (adapted) (Moodle & Reserve)

*Brent Staples, “Just Walk on by: Black Men and Public Space” (Moodle)

*Joseph L. White & James H Cones III, Black man emerging: Facing the past and seizing a future in America – Chapters 1-3 (Moodle & Reserve)

*Naming It – Episode 1 (Prof. Bedford Palmer Skype at 11 or 11:15)

Fri., 1/13

Facilitator –Prof. Raina León

*Claudia Rankine, Citizen (Bookstore & Reserve)


Week 2 – Within the Black Community

Tues, 1/17 

Facilitator – Desiree Anderson (Director, Intercultural Center)

*Dennis Liu, Raising Dion (Moodle)

*Melissa Harris-Perry, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (youtube)

*Melissa Harris-Perry, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (Electronic Library) – 60-65 respectability politics

*Patricia Hill Collins, “The sexual politics of black womanhood” (Moodle)

*Cornel West, “Black sexuality: The taboo subject” (Moodle)

Wed, 1/18

Facilitator – Prof. Bedford Palmer

*Thomas A. Parham, Adisa Ajamu, & Joseph L. White, Psychology of blacks: Centering our perspectives in the African consciousness, Chapters 2, 5, 6 (Moodle)

*Robert Guthrie, Even the rat was white: A historical view of Psychology – Chapters 1 & 4 (Moodle & Reserve)

Thurs, 1/19

Listening/Discussion Partner – Calvin Monroe

*Joseph L. White & James H Cones III, Black man emerging: Facing the past and
seizing a future in America – Chapter 13 (Moodle & Reserve)

*June Jordan, Poetry for the People (Chapters 1 & 6)) (Moodle)

Fri, 1/20

Listening/Discussion Partner/Facilitator – Angelica Moore

*The danger of a single story (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ted Talk 2009)
(Moodle)

*Audre Lorde, “Power” (Moodle)


Week 3 – Activism

Mon, 1/23

Facilitator TBA

*The Movement for Black Lives Platform (Moodle)

*Melisa Harris-Perry & Jaira J. Harrington, “Pol 210 A – Black Lives Matter: Perspectives on Blackness, State Violence, and Resistance” (Moodle)

*Keeanga Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Moodle) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyE5nI1nRJI

*Bayard Rustin, “Black and gay in the Civil Rights Movement: An interview with Open Hands (1987) (Moodle)

Tues, 1/24

Facilitator – Dr. Bedford Palmer

* Bijan Stephen, “How Black Lives Matter Uses Social Media to Fight the Power.” From Wired.com (Moodle)

*Naming It – Episode 1 (or another one of your choice if you already listened to Episode 1)

Thurs, 1/26 

Facilitators/Panel –Jahmese Myres (East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy); Robbie Clark (Black Lives Matter Bay Area); Kung Feng (Asians for Black Lives); Rev. Kurt Kuwald (Showing Up For Racial Justice)

*Roxane Gay. “Student Activism Is Serious Business: The protesters at Mizzou and Yale need to be heard, not laughed off.” The New Republic (Moodle)

*Gene Sharp, “198 Methods of Nonviolent Action”. PDF version. (Moodle)

http://www.aeinstein.org/nonviolentaction/198-methods-of-nonviolent-action/

*All of one demand of M4BL platform (End the war on black people; Reparations; Invest-divest; Economic justice, Community control; Political power)

Fri., 1/27

Listening/Discussion Partner – Prof. Tammy Appling-Cabading

*Carol Anderson, “Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.” The Washington Post (Moodle)

* Brittney Cooper, “In Defense of Black Rage: Michael Brown, Police and the American Dream” Salon.com (Moodle)

*Audre Lorde, “The Uses of Anger” http://www.blackpast.org/1981-audre-lorde-uses-anger-women-responding-racism (Moodle)


Week 4 – Education and the Academy

Mon, 1/30

Facilitator – Desiree Anderson (Director, Intercultural Center)

*Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro (especially chapters 1, 3, 4, 8, 14, 15, 18, Appendix) – (Moodle & Reserve)

* Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Chapters 1 & 2) (Moodle)

Tues, 1/31

Facilitator – Prof. Tammy Spencer

*William H. Watkins, White architects of black education: Ideology and power in America, 1865-1954 (Introduction, Chapters 1, 2, and Conclusion) (Moodle)

*Robert Guthrie, Even the rat was white: A historical view of Psychology – Chapter 5 (Moodle & Reserve)

Thurs, 2/2

Facilitator – Darris Young (Ella Baker Center for Human Rights)

*Dear White People (Justin Simien, 2014) – (available on Hulu, Amazon)

*Martha Biondi. The Black Revolution on Campus. University of California, 2012 – Introduction, Chapter 2 on SF State Strike (Electronic Library)

Fri, 2/3

Listening/Discussion Partner – Corliss Watkins

* Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected (Moodle)

 

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