Welcome to Spring 2022! Assignment for February 9th

First, some logistical points:

  • Please remember to check the site weekly for reading assignments! Subscribing to the website updates (see box on the right of the page) will get you notifications as soon as I do a new post
  • Please pick up a copy of Amos Wilson’s Blueprint for Black Power. You have (at least) 3 options: 1) the Lehman bookstore has copies in stock 2) you can order directly from the Brooklyn-based publisher (link on the Books page) 3) on reserve at the library if you want to copy the assigned pages. You’ll need the book for next week and the rest of the semester.

For Wednesday February 9th:

Read all of chapter 1 (“What is Power?”) and in Amos Wilson’s Blueprint for Black PowerSee the Readings page for a PDF of this chapter. See your paper syllabus for the password. (Password hint: what year is it?)

Be prepared to discuss the relevant sections. Pay close attention to the following points:

  • In chapter 1: what different types of power are there? How are these used to enforce systems of domination?

Also look over the list of approved organizations for fieldwork. Look carefully at their missions, descriptions, and type of work they do on their linked websites. Choose 2 different options. Alternately, begin looking for an organization that meets course guidelines on your own.

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