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Unit Five. Week One, 10/17. Media, Discourse, & Culture.

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Teach Out Gathering Time

Sunday, October 17. 5:00-7:00pm PST



Meeting ID: 912 5545 1845


media, discourse, & culture: unraveling american imaginaries of race, gender, and intersectional justice


week one: comedy, culture, and how we survive the human experience


 

our week one texts



1. "8:46," Dave Chapelle, June 6, 2020, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tR6mKcBbT4)

2. "The Closer," Dave Chapelle, October 2021, (Netflix)
 

our week one provocations & guidance


1. Talib Kweli, Instagram post, October 10, 2021, https://www.instagram.com/tv/CU1Sqp6DhZ-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

2. Saeed Jones, "Dave Chapelle's Betrayal," GQ, October 11, 2021, https://www.gq.com/story/chappelle-the-closer

3. Parker Molloy, "I'm Not Asking Comedians to Stop Telling Trans Jokes. I'm Asking Them to Stop Telling *the Same* Trans Jokes Over & Over," October 11, 2021, https://www.readthepresentage.com/p/dave-chappelle-transgender?fbclid=IwAR3E9JULwd7UUcGMrnkrx5QbgmCTTQigF05WKo0CO9ygr811eNfX2k2srlI

4. "Dave Chapelle Backed by Family of Late Comedian Daphne Dorman..." The Daily Beast, October 7, 2021, https://www.thedailybeast.com/dave-chappelle-backed-by-family-of-late-transgender-comedian-daphne-dorman-from-the-closer

 

our weekly outro


It comes as a great shock…to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance…has not pledged allegiance to you. It comes as a great shock to see Gary Cooper killing off the Indians, and although you are rooting for Gary Cooper -- the Indians are you...

--James Baldwin, 1965

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