For Monday, 19 September


  • Michael A. Caulfield, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers (2017), Part I (‘Four Strategies and a Habit’); Part II (‘Look for Previous Work’), Sections 1 (‘How to Use Previous Work’), 2 (‘Fact-Checking Sites’), 3 (‘Wikipedia’); Part III, Section 1 (‘Going Upstream to Find the Source’); Part IV (‘Reading Laterally’), Sections 1 (‘What Reading Laterally Means’), 17 (‘Evaluating a Website or Publication’s Authority’)
  • William Jelani Cobb, ‘Is Willie Lynch’s Letter Real?’, Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University (May 2004)

Despite appearances, this is all pretty light reading: Cobb is replying to  a letter, and Caulfield’s chapters are typically only two or three pages in length. 

In Class

  • Attendance
  • Q&A: TBA
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Manifest Destiny’; ‘Immigration from Asia and Europe’; Racial Discourses of Modernity’; ‘America’s Racial Profile Today’; ‘We, the Past’. keywords:colonialism; eugenics; manifest destiny (2016:70); modernity.

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