For Tuesday March 4th

For next class:We’ll start with our usual review of the Amsterdam News. Remember to bring a print copy of the paper with you. Read (at least) one news — not sports or entertainment — story carefully and prepare an oral report for the class. Here are questions you should ask to think critically:

  • What is the effect on the Black community?
  • How does it affect our work as organizers and how should we/our organizations respond?
  • If related to your area of interest, how does it affect your (or your organization’s) work how should you/your organization respond?
  • What solutions can we collectively come up with?
  • Read chapters 1 (“What is Power?”) and 11 (“Ideology and the Legitimization of Dominance”) in Amos Wilson’s Blueprint for Black Power. Obviously, bring the book with you and be prepared to discuss the relevant sections. (These were the chapters assigned for last class, when the book was not available yet.)

    Finally e-mail me either what organization/group you’re planning to work for, what issue(s) they work on, and where (which community) or if you’re undecided, make up a short list (as we started to do in class) of community issues you might want to work on/ be involved in and begin to do some mapping and research on a community organization that might be a good fit.

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