Week 9: Writing Your Own Prompt about Black Study and the University

Next class (April 6) we’ll dive more deeply into Black Study and the University. The readings for that class are below. Please write your own prompt this time and then be ready to discuss your self-guided response with the class.

Need help? One idea: You may want to write a prompt that will help you connect these readings to your emerging final project (i.e., use this response as a form of pre-writing for that project).

Week 9, Apr 6 Black Study and the University

  • Toni Cade Bambara, Realizing the Dream of a Black University (Intro)
  • Fred Moten and Stephan Harney, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (ch2)
  • Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “The Case for Abolition” (The Intercept, part 1 & 2)