Presenters this week:
Please remember the rule about this class being a NO-JUDGEMENT ZONE!
IV. “The Ballot or the Bullet": Workshop#2 on Discourse Strategies & Black Rhetoric (BR)
- Click here for today's PDF. Please keep your notes and this worksheet. You will often be asked to perform a Black rhetorical analysis of a speech or performance. Use this vocabulary/these definitions for that work. The point is for these definitions to become a natural part of how you talk about and hear Black language and rhetoric, not a quiz.
- Click here for today's speech. You can use this handout to follow along with the speech that we will be listening to today: Malcolm X's "The Ballot or the Bullet." We are listening to an excerpt. As a class, we will listen to the speech together.
- As you listen, take a few moments to make notes about the discourse strategies.
- Open Discussion: What examples of BR does Malcolm X use? Why? Why was X so central to Black Nationalism? 90s Hip Hop? Why were so many people talking about this speech in the last presidential election?
V. Reminders on Sharing, Animations, and Transitions on Google Slides (time permitting or for next class)