Self-knowledge is moot if it is not practicable.
A Counter Perspective On Disrupting Centers of Commerce Amidst Protest
You see a building owned by an international corporation that pays meager wages and seeks to nickel-and-dime its employees at every turn and think, "Why? Why do these people act like savages? Why do they destroy their community." Perhaps it won't be a popular thing to say, but this is an understandable reaction from some …
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A note on MLK, jr. in relation to today’s nationwide protest movement:
Broadening the mainstream perspective on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What More Must Be Said?
A venting session re: restorative justice in the United States.
Midterm Reflection – Unsettling My Thinking and Plotting New Trajectories
In thinking about what I have learned in conversation and over the course of our reading schedule, I have encountered both new information as well as new ways to think about concepts that I brought with me to this course (for a background on some of what I am bringing here, please see my first …
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What Fashioning Lives Gave Me
I’m not sure what it was I was expecting from this week’s reading, but whatever it was, I am compelled to say that in Pritchard’s work I encountered something decidedly much different. The reason for that, I suspect, has something to do with the timing of this reading in relation to the conversations we have …
Digital Spaces and Black Futures
TWA, Power, Proximity ad Literacies of Liberation / Limitation Therein
This week’s reflection will be less about academic thinking and more about sharing some of my feelings, in part because I feel like the topic of “attitudinal literacies and performances” (how I taxonomies this more broadly) taps into a conversation for which I have simultaneously felt strong (mostly very frustrated) emotions and seen few avenues …
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Thinking About “Beyond Respectability”, Public Intellectualism and the “School of Social Conditions”
Although I've opted to share another text rather than Beyond Respectability, I can't help but feel that maybe our class has missed out on something by not touching on this text in a more direct way. Certainly, there is much to this material to which I think our cohort would have connected in terms of Cooper's discussion …
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WEEK 4: Gilyard, Ethnography (?) and Agentive Acts
I think that, for a lot of people, one of the most striking elements of Keith Gilyard’s Voices of the Self is the form Gilyard’s exploration of various literacies takes. Though there is some similarity between this text and Smitherman’s Talkin and Testifyin—in terms of some of the colloquialisms Gilyard uses in his writing—a stark difference is marked …
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