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Week 1- Introduction to the course Key concepts: Authenticity, Race and Social Construction What is race?
Week 2-Social Construction Racial Formations Key concepts: Race, Social construction, concept maps Lecture on Social Construction of Race READ: Racial Formations by Michael Omi and Howard Winant and Race Isn’t So Black and White by Brent Staples RJ: Identify a … Continue reading
Week 2-Social Construction of Blackness READ: Black Image in the White Mind by Rojecki Discuss in class the methodology of the Rojecki article and MLK speaker RJ: How does hip hop and mass culture construct Black Images according to Bryant Smith. … Continue reading
Week 3-Social Construction of Blackness Blackness in Network News- Black Image in the White Mind (60-77) RJ: How does network new socially construct Blackness? In class: discussion of network news. Discussion of “I know Black People” How does this clip … Continue reading
Week 3-Social Construction of Whiteness READ: Representing Whiteness in the Black Imagination by Bell Hooks RJ: Address the ways that hooks characterizes whiteness. What surprises you? What intrigues you? What is familiar or unfamiliar about her perspective? 1 paragraph (5 … Continue reading
Week 4- Work with your group on your commercial in class. Consult with Professor Heitner.