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Week 12

Class 1:

From Citizen:  “You are in the dark, in the car . . . “

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/56848/citizen-you-are-in-the-dark-in-the-car

Claudine Rankine,  from Citizen:  An American Lyric.    “Graphite Against a Sharp White Background:  How to Be a Successful Tennis Player.”  http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/culturebox/2015/08/serena_williams_how_to_be_a_successful_black_tennis_player.html

Caroline Wozniacki’s Impersonation:

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/not-just-harmless-fun-wozniacki-accused-of-racism-after-williams-impression-20121211-2b8gy.html

Claudia Rankine, “Blackness in the white imagination has nothing to do with black people.”  https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/27/claudia-rankine-poet-citizen-american-lyric-feature

Class 2:

Situation Videos:  http://claudiarankine.com/

Please view the following videos:

Situation #5:  “My Brothers are Notorious” (written in response to Trayvon Martin’s murder)

Situation #6 “Stop and Frisk”

Situation #7:  “Making Room”

Situation #8:   Montage of Shootings/Police Interdiction.

Claudia Rankine on the violent deaths of black men:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/poetry/poet-claudia-rankine-on-the-violent-deaths-of-black-men/