My required reading lists (in no particular order).

Public scholarship:  

  • Barry Schwartz, "What 'Learning How to Think' Really Means" (June 2015)
  • Sherry Turkle, "How to Teach in an Age of Distraction" (October 2015)
  • Ta-nehisi Coates, "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration" (Sept. 14, 2015)
  • Ta-nehisi Coates and Jackie Lay, "The Enduring Myth of Black Criminality" (Sept. 2015):
  • Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, "The Coddling of the American Mind" (September 2015):
  • Henry Louis Gates on James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time (August 2013):
  • Jennifer Schuessler, "Ta-nehisi Coates' 'Visceral' Take on Being Black in America" (July 17, 2015):
  • Michelle Alexander's review of Ta-nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me" (Aug. 17, 2015):
  • From NPR News: "Politics in the Classroom: How Much is Too Much?" (August 6, 2015):
  • Hollis Robbins, "The Literature of Lynching" (August 10, 2015):
  • Ta-nehisi Coates, "Letter to My Son" (July 4, 2015):
  • David Shimke, "A Theorist Unchained" (August 5, 2015):
  • Ta-nehisi Coates, "The Case for Reparations" (June 2014):
  • George Yancey and Judith Butler, "What's Wrong with 'All Lives Matter'?" (January 2015):
  • Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart, "Same-Sex Marriage Has Come to the South. Cultural Change is Another Matter" (July 2015):
  • Katherine Granke, "A Progressive Agenda for Married Queers" (June 30, 2015):
  • Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, "The Straight Parents' Guide to How Not to Raise a Homophobe-- and How to Be a Better Ally" (May 25, 2015):

Academic scholarship:

  • Sara Ahmed, The Cultural Politics of Emotion (2004)
  • Jillian Hernandez, "Carnal Teachings: Raunch Aesthetics As Queer Feminist Pedagogies in Yo! Majesty's Hip Hop Practice" (2014)
  • Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010)
  • Nell Bernstein, Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison (2014)