Assignments 8.21

 

T 8.21    F 70 mins.


“Race” and Racism


HW: Please read Orlando Patterson, The Secret of Jamaica’s Runners


Jefferson, Jefferson Notes on the State of Virginia


Benjamin Banneker’s Letter to Thomas Jefferson, August 19, 1791.


W 8.22    A 55 mins.


The Ideology of Race


Providing a Context for Between the World and Me


HW: Ralph Ellison, Prologue, Invisible ManJelani Cobb, “Between the World and Ferguson”


M 8.27    D 55 mins.


Jefferson, Jefferson Notes on the State of Virginia


Benjamin Banneker’s Letter to Thomas Jefferson, August 19, 1791.


Providing a Context for Between the World and Me


Timeline of Relevant Events, 1947-1963 and  1992-2018


“I Am Not Your Negro”


Orlando Patterson, The Secret of Jamaica’s Runners


HW: Excerpt from James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time and A Letter to My Nephew


T 8.28    A 55 mins.


James Baldwin in Our Own Times


HW: Baldwin, The Fire Next Time


Th 8.30    C 55 mins.


James Baldwin in Our Own Times


HW: Please choose three passages from the Baldwin pieces that we read and pair with three passages from Coates, Between the World and Me. The pairings may emphasize a common theme or contrasting themes. Please be prepared to share the pairings for our class discussion.


F 8.31    D 55 mins.


Baldwin and Coates


HW: Choose two pairs of quotes from Baldwin and Coates as the foundation for a 2-3 page essay that explores the writers’ views on what Toni Morrison refers to as the “hazards and hopes of black male life.”


The paper should be formatted with 1” margins all around, 12 pt. font. Please include a title the expresses the main argument of the paper. Avoid lengthy quotes.


DUE Th 9.6 at 8:15 am


David Brooks on Ta Nehisi Coates


Michelle Alexander on Ta Nehisi Coates