Into the Twenty-First Century


We should all be feminists – 21st Century Fourth Wave Feminism

Fourth-Wave Feminism and Intersectionality:


Dance and the Internet

Beyonce, “Formation”

The question that emerges about all of these songs–from Macklemore to Beyoncé– is the question

Is the question of commodification and the ongoing structures of capitalism. To that end, one of the feminists we read–bell hooks–wrote this critique of “Lemonade”.


Macklemore, “White Privilege II”

The last text for this class is by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

One of the most important texts he’s written was publishing in The Atlantic Monthly in June 2014. It’s called “The Case for Reparations” and it argues that reparations are owed to Black Americans who have suffered: “Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.”

Link to Beyonce’s lemonade“>here.

The historian of the rise of Hitler, Stalin, and the “Bloodlands” that were their countries under their rule, writes this list following the election of Trump:


The American Civil Liberties Union publishes an open letter to President-elect Trump:CxBNHheUUAAVs9b.jpg