and, as all 4 of my classes are Tuesday/Thursday (four day weekend every week, #fuckyeahI’masenior), I had my first Diversity in Black America seminar on Thursday, and I’m even more excited about this class now than I was previously, which I’m not sure I thought was possible. It’s going to be up there with class with Brother West my freshman fall, and no class has come close to that since.
Anyway, we watched and discussed this in class, and besides just being a phenomenal TED talk, I’m fairly positive I’m going to refer to this in my senior thesis. The “single story” that we unwittingly construct about peoples–even peoples supposedly like ourselves, groups we belong to–is what I think gets changed in college with regard to our racial categories. She’s talking about the same concept I’m trying to name with terms like “boundaries” and “meaning.”
Anyway, if you have 15 minutes to listen to a really great mini-lecture, you should check this out. Just have it playing in the background while you surf; you’ll thank me later.