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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, (

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

our week one provocations & guidance

1. Talib Kweli, Instagram post, October 10, 2021,

2. Saeed Jones, "Dave Chapelle's Betrayal," GQ, October 11, 2021,

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,

4. "Dave Chapelle Backed by Family of Late Comedian Daphne Dorman..." The Daily Beast, October 7, 2021,


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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