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Black Aesthetics | Black Queer

Choose one of the following readings:

  1. Barbara Smith “Blacks and Gays: Healing the Black Divide” (Dangerous Liaisons, 15)
  2. Alisa Solomon, “Nothing Special: The Specious Attack on Civil Rights.” (Dangerous Liaisons, 59)
  3. Mab Segrest “Race and the Invisible Dyke” (Dangerous Liaisons, 45)
  4. Cathy Cohen, “Fighting Homophobia versus Challenging Heterosexism” (Dangerous Liaisons, 80)
  5. Cheryl Clarke “The Failure to Transform: Homophobia in the Black Community” (Dangerous Liaisons, 31)
  6. Cheryl Clarke and Tamara Jones “Fighting Homophobia versus Challenging Heterosexism: ‘The Failure to Transform’ Revisited (Dangerous Liaisons, 80)
  7. Audre Lorde, “I Am Your Sister: Black Women Organizing Across Sexualities” (Mouths of Rain and pdf)
  8. Patricia Hill Collins, “Prisons for Our Bodies, Closets for Our Minds: Racism, Heterosexism, and Black Sexuality.”  (Black Sexual Politics, 53) (The entire text is a pdf under ‘Files’, but look for this specific chapter)
  9. “Three for the Price of One: Notes from a Gay, Black Feminist” by Anita Cornwell (in Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought) 

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Rubric

Weekly Reading Logs
Weekly Reading Logs
Criteria Ratings Pts

Formatting and Structure

25 to >20.0 pts

Critical to Connected Reader
Work in this category is free of grammatical or spelling errors. All elements of academic reading are present and well executed. The reading log is structured in a way that can be appealing to reader.

20 to >10.0 pts

Thoughtful to Literal Reader
Work in this category will may bare signs of grammatical errors, spelling errors. The elements of academic reading are present but not masterfully executed.

10 to >0 pts

Limited Reader
Work in this category are incorrect or incomplete. The elements of academic reading are largely missing. There are some notes, but no real structure.
25 pts

Comprehension and Responses

25 to >20.0 pts

Critical to Connected Reader
Displays a deep and personal understanding of the topic, ideas, and key concepts of the reading. Detailed, elaborate responses to detailed responses to the reading questions.

20 to >10.0 pts

Thoughtful to Literal Reader
Displays a superficial understanding of the topic, idea, and key concepts of the reading. Somewhat detailed responses to simple, factual responses to the questions.

10 to >0 pts

Limited Reader
Does not show a full understanding of the topic, idea, and key concepts of reading. Perfunctory Responses to the questions.
25 pts

Analysis

25 to >20.0 pts

Critical to Connected Reader
You can “read between the lines” of the text.You can construct a thoughtful, believable interpretation of the text.

20 to >10.0 pts

Thoughtful and Literal Reader
You make connections to your own past experiences, feelings, or knowledge, but don’t explain in enough detail. You accept the text literally without thinking of different possibilities in meaning. You fill in gaps in the text and show some ability to make meaning from what you read.

10 to >0 pts

Limited Reader
You find the text confusing but doesn’t attempt to figure it out. Or student misinterpret several key concepts within the reading.
25 pts

Inferences of Readings

25 to >20.0 pts

Critical to Connected Reader
You carry on an ongoing dialogue with the writer; you question, agree, disagree, appreciate, or object. You explain why you disagree or agree with something in the text, and you explain and support your reaction.

20 to >10.0 pts

Thoughtful to Literal Reader
You ask simple questions about the text. You are sometimes confused by unclear or difficult sections of the text.

10 to >0 pts

Limited Reader
The questions/inferences presented in the reading log do not align with the reading itself.
25 pts
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