When many of us think of the idea of “race,” blackness comes to mind. This week, graduate students enrolled in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” class will be pushed to think about whiteness and moreover, the way in which we find meaning in the tensions between whiteness and womanhood. Our readings are… Continue reading city of (white) women
Chris Rock got a bit repetitive. I had to put the Oscars on mute every now and then to flip teach. This is as good a time as any to flip it, or get students in my my “Bebop to Hip Hop: Young America and Music” undergraduate class to start learning before class begins.… Continue reading an oscar pause
This drawing is titled “Ole Miss Maybell.” It is inspired by a real-life homeless woman who lived in Detroit when I resided there many years ago. The drawing appeared with several others in my first book. I co-presented words that accompanied this drawing last night at an event honoring Black History Month at the University… Continue reading if memory serves….