As I watched and listening to the video of Staceyann Chin reading “Tsunami Rising”, I felt chills through my body, I thought the way she used the tone in her voice to convey the words written made the poem a powerful statement. I loved the poem because it brought up many facts about the racial injustice that many black women have faced and continue to face at the hands of “white men, black men, and white women alike.” She expressed her rage against the said injustices and that she is tired of black women being in the shadows, tired that many black women are used as a “universal punching bag”.
Professor: Jessica Penner
Office Hours: 1 to 2 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I’ll be available through Zoom and will send an invitation through email each week. Try to join my meeting at the start of the hour, not at the end—since I may be talking to other students or have another appointment after the hour is up. If those times don’t work with your schedule, we can schedule a different time. This means you’ll have to schedule an appointment in advance via email.
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