PSC 422 Social Construction Discussion Leader Outline
How does race situate us in the world?
How do self-identifications and self-understandings relate to our social and
Essentialism is the idea that race is a natural, biological refle
PSC 422 What is Power? Discussion Leader Outline
What is hegemonic or ideal masculinity?
It is found in the binary between male/female
All of our definitions fit into this binary
PSC 422 Progressive Black Masculinities Discussion Leader Outline
Eradicating systems of racial domination
Why does racism go beyond individual acts of bigotry nad
What systems exist?
How do these systems remain in place?
We need to be aware of
PSC 422 Body Politics Discussion Leader Outline
What does it mean when we say race is scripted onto the body?
The body is the physical representation of how we see race
Why does this matter?
Black bodies are the source of racism and gendered oppression
PSC 422 What is Cool? Discussion Leader Outline
Cool is perhaps the most important force in the life of a Black man in America.
cool is the basic method for determining manhood because it functions
as a substitute for a rite of passage
PSC 422 Problem of an Inferior Black Masculinity Discussion Leader Outline
The reason we need to address this particular coding of Black masculinity is that
Black men over-correct and embrace unrealistic strategies for dealing with
relations of dominance
PSC 422 Black Masculinity & Feminism Discussion Leader Outline
What is the connection?
commonsense notions about gender have long been used to construct
ideas about racial difference that are central to racism in the United
ideas about White raci
Clearly Drawn Line
Over the course of the semester I have become more and more educated about
myself. This is not an allusion to the title of the course, but an honest statement about
where I fit into American society a
Poles and Baby-Daddies
I would like to assert that baby-daddies and the fathers daughters that end up on
poles are not so different. They both suffer at the hands of the same power structure.
They are both ill-for