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Unit Five. Week Three, 11/7. Media, Discourse, & Culture.

Teach Out Gathering Time

Sunday, November 7. 5:00-7:00pm PST

Meeting ID: 912 5545 1845

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

don't just do it: interrogating sports, culture, and power in america


week three texts/viewings

"Colin in Black & White," Netflix, release date: October 29, 2021


our weekly provocations

2. David Leonard in conversation with Harry Edwards, "What Happened to the Revolt of the Black Athlete?" Colorlines, 1998


a few commentaries published on Colin Kaepernick

(drawn from Mark Anthony Neal's Kaepernick syllabus - live links to follow)

Bomani Jones, Kaepernick is Asking for Justice, Not Peace, 2016

Dominique Foxworth, Kaepernick’s Protest is as American as That Flag, 2016

Tim Baffoe, Colin Kaepernick & 2 Americas, 2016

Zareena Grewal, Taking a Stand by Sitting Down: Kaepernick, Abdul-Rauf and the National Anthem, 2016

Russell Okung, We See You, 2016

David Leonard, The NFL is 67% black. Diversity Hasn't Helped White Players and Coaches Understand Racism, 2016

Dave Zirin, Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Has Nothing to Do With the Military, 2016

Dave Zirin, America Needs to Listen to What Colin Kaepernick Is Actually Trying to Say, 2016

Charles Modiano, ‘Getting away with murder’ — The Four Words Colin Kaepernick’s Critics Won’t Tackle, 2016

Harry Edwards, Colin Kaepernick isn’t saying enough, 2016

Howard Bryant, Response to protest shows the power of the sports machine, 2016

Jon Schwarz, Colin Kaepernick is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem is a Celebration of Slavery, 2016

Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Insulting Colin Kaepernick says more about our patriotism than his, 2016

Khaled A. Beydoun, Colin Kaepernick: Mix of racism, anti-Islam rhetoric are increasingly toxic, 2016

Rhiannon Walker, A Comprehensive Aggregation of Colin Kaepernick Supporters, Haters, and Everyone in Between, 2016

Marcie Bianco, Colin Kaepernick’s protest highlights America’s racist, hypocritical attitude toward patriotism, 2016

Elizabeth Preza, Racism Goes Mainstream With Conservative Reactions to Colin Kaepernick, 2016

Victoria Massie, Why Colin Kaepernick calling out racism isn’t anti-military, 2016

Jenée Desmond-Harris, If you think millionaire athlete Colin Kaepernick is too rich to protest, you don’t understand activism, 2016

Tyler Tynes, Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem of 'a country that oppresses black people and people of color,' 2016

Zack Beauchamp, Kaepernick didn’t bring politics into sports. The NFL did that by playing the anthem, 2016

David Roth, Colin Kaepernick’s Protest, and What Values are Worth, 2016

Jenice Armstrong, Armstrong: Not standing for national anthem? I support Kaepernick 100%, 2016

Rashad Robinson, Colin Kaepernick’s Actions Show That Symbols Pledge Allegiance to Principles, 2016

Miriti Murungi, Just how black is Colin Kaepernick?, 2016

Tom Goldman, Decades After An Iconic Protest, Tommie Smith Has Something Else On His Mind, 2016

Steve Rosenbloom, You're mad at Colin Kaepernick when Penn State is up to its vile ways again?, 2016

Jonathan Chait, Colin Kaepernick and Patriotism at the End of the Obama Era, 2016

Nate Boyer, A Letter to Colin Kaepernick, 2016

Rory Fanning, Veterans for Kaepernick, 2016

Kaiesha N. Wright, The Military Isn’t a Monolith: An Open Letter From an Active Duty Officer to Colin Kaepernick, 2016

Tim Wise, Patriotism is for Black People: Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump and the Selectivity of White Rage, 2016

Maurice Peeples, Colin Kaepernick Further Exposes America's Brittle Psyche, 2016

Dave Zirin, Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick From an Athlete Who Walked That Path, 2016

Patrick Tomlinson, Colin Kaepernick exposes the racial double standard of fame, 2016

Dave Zirin, This Is What Solidarity Looks Like: Why Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Stands With Colin Kaepernick, 2016

Charles Modiano, Megan Rapinoe is latest white woman to support Colin Kaepernick, but white men remain silent, 2016

Michael Harriot, White America’s Definitive Code of Conduct for Black Athletes, 2016

Jamilah King, Colin Kaepernick, like many millennials, embraces ‘constructive patriotism,’ 2016

Kevin Blakistone, Colin Kaepernick challenges sport’s nationalism, and our notion of it as safe space, 2016

Jenn M. Jackson, Colin Kaepernick And Our Collective Denial That Football Is (Already) Political, 2016


our weekly outro

silence is evil's greatest and most consistently dependable ally.

--Harry Edwards, 2016



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