This week our class continued its consideration of a “world of possibility” for Black folk. Through my engagement with numerous texts this semester I have wholeheartedly come to believe that Black life cannot thrive within the current structures in place; destruction is required. As I mentioned in my last post…

This week our class continued its investigation on how the Black Lives Matter Movement understands the end of the world. Two questions I had posed to myself in an attempt to fully understand Black Lives Matter’s relation to the end of the world were 1) where does the motivation for…

This week our class began its investigation on how the Black Lives Matter Movement understands the end of the world. Even before engaging with the texts my beliefs and values were shaped by the recognition that in order to achieve true equality for all races, genders, classes, etc., some type…

This week our class continued its investigation on the role of religion in the fight for Civil rights. While our focus up until now had been on notable Black theologians such as Martin Luther King Jr. and James H. Cone, finally Black women have been introduced to the conversation. While…

This week our class began its analysis on religion and its impact on the existential realities of Black folk. While I am somewhat familiar with the role of spirituality in both the Civil Rights and contemporary Black Lives Matter movement, I did not know much about the theories that emerged…

This week our class concluded its investigation on the history and realities of Blackness. Prior to engaging the assigned texts, I had some knowledge on how the lived experiences of Black folk are impacted by the legacies of slavery even in the contemporary era. One thing that especially stood out…

This week our class continued its investigation on race and the construction of Blackness, specifically, how it is seen as abject and criminal. Because my area of research focuses on the prison industrial complex, mass incarceration, and policing practices in schools, this is not the first time I have engaged…

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