Monthly Archives: January 2020

Intersections of intersectionality: Poetry colliding

Woke up to this poem-a-day in my in box and felt compelled to share! Been subscribing to this service for a year and a half and am simply amazed at the timing of the delivery of this particular poem given … Continue reading

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The conundrum explained in “Who Gets to Tell a Black Story?”

The New York Times article, “Who Gets to Tell a Black Story” analyzes an HBO tv series about difficult lives of drug addicts in crime infested areas of Baltimore, Maryland. Janny Scott explains that crime reporter Mr David Simon decided … Continue reading

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An Honest Quota: Diversity as Consumption or Equality

“Are our institutions embracing us, or are they consuming us in the name of diversity?” — “Reflections on a Movement: #transformDH, Growing Up” by Moya Bailey, Anne Cong-Huyen, Alexis Lothian, & Amanda Phillips Literary Twitter is abuzz with conversations around … Continue reading

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Who’s telling our stories? A Look into Representation and Diversity in Media

For this week’s selected readings the piece that stood out to me was “Who Get’s to Tell a Black Story?” by Janny Scott. Just as the title states, the complicated and intricate topic of who is able to tell the … Continue reading

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Week 2/ Intersections

The humanities need a wide range of backgrounds to substantiate itself. Meaning, it’s not to discuss race politics without also incorporating conversations on class, urban development, the financial markets, foreign investments at-large, etc. In fact I argue that intersectionality (or … Continue reading

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That awkward moment when your Black Story isn’t black enough

Janny Scott’s “Who Gets to Tell a Black Story?” stood out to me, as The Wire had been an area of focus in a class I took last semester. While there was not really a central argument the article was … Continue reading

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Legitimizing and historicizing legitimate history / What is and should be your ultimate aim in telling stories?

As a person whose prior exposure to the digital humanities was next to nil, I found this week’s readings to be an excellent primer on both the discipline and the debates taking place within it.  I look forward to really … Continue reading

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