Spring 21 Session 2: Power’s Social and Cultural Origins


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Highlights from 2/16 class: [coming soon]

For Tuesday February 23, Read chapter 3 (Social and Cultural Origins of Power) in Amos Wilson’s Blueprint for Black Power. 

Questions to think about as you read:

  • How is power developed and transmitted socially and culturally?
  • How does Wilson argue that these methods can be used by the Black community?
  • What is the importance of consciousness to power?
  • What institutions does Wilson highlight as transmitters of power?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses Wilson presents about the church as an institution?
  • What is the role of the Nation of Islam in his view?
  • What’s the solution Wilson presents at the end of the chapter?

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