Locate a current article (written within the past two years) on a presentation topic related to the assigned readings.
Write 1/2 page summarizing the main topics of the article.
Till date, Black civil rights movements are still actively battling against some of the primary issues that similar liberation movements in the past addressed: the apparent expendability of Black flesh and the representation of Black people as criminals. Although significant progress has been made in relation to the racial discourse in America, there are certain elements that have either remained constant overtime or evolved to take on new forms more practicable in modern society. There has been a noticeable increase in, if I daresay, the “legal lynching” of African Americans in recent years at the hands of white law enforcement officials nationwide. This coupled with the usual attack on victims’ characters and subsequent representation of them as delinquents, violent, etc. has unfortunately become commonplace. If the reverse was the case and white citizens were being targeted, the issue will not have lasted this long. This goes to show that Black people are yet to attain the long sought after equality not only in American society but also in any area of the world with mixed racial populations and continue to be racially oppressed and will likely be for years to come if adequate reforms are not put in place. It is this realization after studying certain critical race literature and through observation in daily interactions and in the media that has inspired this paper which aims to explore Blackness and the American Cultural Hegemony in relation to the dynamics of racial socialization and representation in the United States, and to analyze the way this has contributed to the systematic devaluation of black lives. This will be done through engagement with relevant literature which give context of the origin of these issues, have made pertinent contributions and raised key points which provoke further lines of inquiry. At The Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance: A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power – Danielle McGuire Danielle McGuire does a phenomenal job with her book At the Dark End of the Street, which aims to serve as an exposé of the role of African American women as catalysts and the unsung heros that ensured the success of the American Civil Rights movement. She makes the patriarchy surrounding the racial discourse evident, so much so that it cannot be denied or overlooked even by the staunchest anti-feminist critic. The dominance of male figures and the relegation of the women who initiated the movement to less vocal roles behind the scene characterized the crusade. According to McGuire, she recognized the need to tell this story when she “…figured out that black women had been enduring, resisting and testifying about interracial sexual violence for years and that these crucial and revealing moments had never made their way into the history of the civil rights movement.” Her work helped further highlight the reality of “>GET ANSWER