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Unit Five. Week Two, 10/24. Media, Discourse, & Culture.

Teach Out Gathering Time

Sunday, October 24. 5:00-7:00pm PST

Meeting ID: 912 5545 1845

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

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


our week two texts

1. "3 in the Morning," Sam Jay, 2020, (

2. "Tea.M.Z," Episode Two, Season One, Pause with Sam Jay, 2020, (

our week two provocations & guidance

1. Kathryn VanArendonk, "The Audacity of Sam Jay," Vulture, August 4, 2020,

2. Jason Zinoman, "Sam Jay: A Comic Who Belongs to No Camp," The New York Times, August 4, 2020

Sam Jay_ A Comic Who Belongs to No Camp - The New York Times
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3. Mankaprr Conteh, "Sam Jay's Comedy of Compromise," Rolling Stone, May 12, 2021

Comedian Sam Jay on Her New HBO Late-Night Show - Rolling Stone
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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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