This week’s playlist from my course, Reading Hip Hop, provides a sample of music we engage in our conversations about Black Lives and Black Protest. Students also watched the film, Do the Right Thing, and discussed readings by Robin D.G….
The 1969 film stars Dionne Warwick in her acting debut. Summary (from Wikipedia): “Set in the 1850s South, the film follows Cassy and Luke, two black slaves who are sold to the sadistic plantation owner MacKay….
Teaching black literature is hard, when generations of students have been taught things like: Racism only exists when black people are present. If black people only loved themselves, racism would go away. Wealthy, white women in the South and black…
ENGL 215 Final Exam, Sula Pinterest Board (Annotated). Spring 2015, New Jersey City University. This past Spring, I presented my students with a new option: they would design and conduct a collaborative final exam. Not surprisingly, they were freaked out….