For Monday, 19 December (Our Scheduled Exam Period), 10:00-11:50

Prep

  • Desmond and Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 11 (‘Toward Racial Democracy’): ‘What Are the Goals?’
  • Desmond and Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 11 (‘Toward Racial Democracy’): ‘How Do We Bring About Change?’; ‘We Who Believe in Freedom’

Since the final exam is a take-home exam, we are not required to meet during this period. Let me know if you would like to meet (gmurray@york.cuny.eduand I’ll be there.

In Class

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

For Next Time

  • Happy Hols!!

For Monday, 12 December

Prep

  • DUE: TAKE-HOME ESSAY FINAL EXAM
  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘The Racialization of Art Worlds’; ‘Cultural Appropriation’; ‘The Sociology of Art, the Art of Sociology’
  • Audio: ‘Why Does the Ethnic Food Aisle Still Exist?’All of It (15 September 2021)

In Class

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

For Next Time

  • Desmond and Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 11 (‘Toward Racial Democracy’): ‘What Are the Goals?’
  • Desmond and Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 11 (‘Toward Racial Democracy’): ‘How Do We Bring About Change?’; ‘We Who Believe in Freedom’

For Wednesday, 7 December

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘Race and Art in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century America’; ‘Racial Representation in Art’. keywords: antiracist aesthetic, minstrelsy; the; multiculturalism (2020:262-63); racist aesthetic, the; white aesthetic, the; white saviour trope.
  • Audio: ‘The Birth of American Music’, 1619 Podcast (6 September 2019). Wesley Morris talks to Nikole Hannah-Hones further about the subject of his essay.

In Class

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

For Next Time

  • Due: TAKE-HOME ESSAY FINAL EXAM
  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘The Racialization of Art Worlds’; ‘Cultural Appropriation’; ‘The Sociology of Art, the Art of Sociology’
  • Jason Parham, ‘Tik Tok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface’, Wired (4 August 2020)

For Monday, 5 December

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘Combating Educational Inequality: The Case of Affirmative Action’; ‘The Benefits of a Multicultural Learning Environment’ keywords: code switching (pp. 246-47); cultural capital; social capital; familism; model minority, the (p. 245); oppositional culture (p. 246); stereotype threat hypothesis (p. 248); symbolic capital; symbolic violence.  

In Class

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

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘Race and Art in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century America’; ‘Racial Representation in Art’. keywords: antiracist aesthetic, minstrelsy; the; multiculturalism (2020:262-63); racist aesthetic, the; white aesthetic, the; white saviour trope.
  • Audio: ‘The Birth of American Music’, 1619 Podcast (6 September 2019). Wesley Morris talks to Nikole Hannah-Hones further about the subject of his essay.

For Wednesday, 30 November

Prep

  • Review Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘Educational Inequality’. keywords: cultural capital; social capital; symbolic capital; symbolic violence. 

In Class

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

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘Combating Educational Inequality: The Case of Affirmative Action’; ‘The Benefits of a Multicultural Learning Environment’ keywords: code switching (pp. 246-47); cultural capital; social capital; familism; model minority, the (p. 245); oppositional culture (p. 246); stereotype threat hypothesis (p. 248); symbolic capital; symbolic violence.  

For Monday, 28 November

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘Educational Inequality’

In Class

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

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘Combating Educational Inequality: The Case of Affirmative Action’; ‘The Benefits of a Multicultural Learning Environment’ keywords: code switching (pp. 246-47); cultural capital; social capital; familism; model minority, the (p. 245); oppositional culture (p. 246); stereotype threat hypothesis (p. 248); symbolic capital; symbolic violence.  

For Wednesday, 23 November

Prep

Asynchronous Work

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘Educational Inequality’; ‘Combating Educational Inequality: The Case of Affirmative Action’; ‘The Benefits of a Multicultural Learning Environment’ keywords: code switching (pp. 246-47); cultural capital; social capital; familism; model minority, the (p. 245); oppositional culture (p. 246); stereotype threat hypothesis (p. 248); symbolic capital; symbolic violence.  

For Monday, 21 November

Prep/Review

    • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘“I Have a Right to Think!”: Racial Battles over Education, 1900-1970’; ‘Whiteness in Education’. keywords: Atlanta Compromise, the (Desmond and Emirbayer 2020:228-29); Brown v. Board of Education (1954; p. 231); canon (p. 235); colonialism; Dead White Males (p. 234-35); Eurocentric curriculum (p. 234); hypersegregated schools (p. 234); individualistic fallacy, the (p. 233); industrial education vs. equal education (p. 230); separate but equal (p. 231); settler colonialism; symbolic violence (p. 230); talented tenth, the (p. 230); whiteness (p. 234). 

Asynchronous Work

  • Identify at least one way whiteness informs your major field of study or one of the classes in which you are currently enrolled. In a brief essay (around 500 words), explain precisely how racial domination is normalised; offer at least one consequence of this normalisation and advance at least one suggestion for how whiteness might be effectively confronted (note: this assignment is taken almost verbatim from Desmond and Emirbayer 2016:279). Submit your essay by creating a new thread in the ‘Whiteness in Education’ discussion forum on Blackboard.

For Next Time

For Wednesday, 16 November

Prep/Review

NOTE: We will be working asynchronously next week rather than meeting in person. I will preview next week’s work in class Wednesday. 

In Class

  • Attendance
  • Video: 13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016 [1:40:42]), cont’d
  • Q&A
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘“I Have a Right to Think!”: Racial Battles over Education, 1900-1970’; ‘Whiteness in Education’. keywords: Atlanta Compromise, the (Desmond and Emirbayer 2020:228-29); Brown v. Board of Education (1954; p. 231); canon (p. 235); colonialism; Dead White Males (p. 234-35); Eurocentric curriculum (p. 234); hypersegregated schools (p. 234); individualistic fallacy, the (p. 233); industrial education vs. equal education (p. 230); separate but equal (p. 231); settler colonialism; symbolic violence (p. 230); talented tenth, the (p. 230); whiteness (p. 234). 

For Monday, 14 November

Prep

In Class

  • Attendance
  • Video: 13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016 [1:40:42]), cont’d
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘“I Have a Right to Think!”: Racial Battles over Education, 1900-1970’; ‘Whiteness in Education’. keywords: Atlanta Compromise, the (Desmond and Emirbayer 2020:228-29); Brown v. Board of Education (1954; p. 231); canon (p. 235); colonialism; Dead White Males (p. 234-35); Eurocentric curriculum (p. 234); hypersegregated schools (p. 234); individualistic fallacy, the (p. 233); industrial education vs. equal education (p. 230); separate but equal (p. 231); settler colonialism; symbolic violence (p. 230); talented tenth, the (p. 230); whiteness (p. 234).