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ENGLISH 2: Reading for Justice: A collaboration (ENGLISH 300R)

The video-taped 8 minute and 46 second murder of George Floyd in May 2020, at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown in the U.S., lit a match on the tinderbox of racial injustice. The callousness with which the murder was carried out, the calm refusal of the policeman kneeling on Floyd's neck to heed the horrified objections of witnesses at the scene, and an in-the-bones familiarity for too many of us across the country regarding disproportionate police violence against people of color was finally too much to bear. Only the last in a long list of maiming and murders by state authorities of men, women, and children from racialized communities (African American, Latinx, and Native) across the country, Floyd's murder precipitated an anguished outcry for justice by feeling people of all races across the world. Floyd was not the first, and unfortunately, he is not the last, to be so abused. The difference now is that many more of us understand that we have to stand up and demand an more »
The video-taped 8 minute and 46 second murder of George Floyd in May 2020, at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown in the U.S., lit a match on the tinderbox of racial injustice. The callousness with which the murder was carried out, the calm refusal of the policeman kneeling on Floyd's neck to heed the horrified objections of witnesses at the scene, and an in-the-bones familiarity for too many of us across the country regarding disproportionate police violence against people of color was finally too much to bear. Only the last in a long list of maiming and murders by state authorities of men, women, and children from racialized communities (African American, Latinx, and Native) across the country, Floyd's murder precipitated an anguished outcry for justice by feeling people of all races across the world. Floyd was not the first, and unfortunately, he is not the last, to be so abused. The difference now is that many more of us understand that we have to stand up and demand an end to the injustice. nAmid calls to urgent action in support of racial and gender justice, this reading group/course considers literatures in English specifically through the lens of Reading and Teaching for Justice. The goal of this course is to train readers to attend to the perspectives of those whose lives are often denied, dismissed, disregarded, even as we attend to how and why works of literature that exclude such voices who hail from a variety of equity-seeking groups, both within and without the literary texts selected. Reading for Justice requests that as readers we engage deeply with what justice means for us today, and what it has meant historically.
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