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Why I Dropped Everything And Started Teaching Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

This caught me. I just couldn’t stop reading, It drew me closer and I resonated with BeMoons. Definitely an Interesting and Long read.

Brian Mooney

When Kendrick Lamar released his sophomore album, To Pimp A Butterfly (2015), I was in the middle of teaching a unit on Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye (1970). My freshmen students were grappling with some big ideas and some really complex language. Framing the unit as an “Anti-Oppression” study, we took special efforts to define and explore the kinds of institutional and internalized racism that manifest in the lives of Morrison’s African-American characters, particularly the 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove and her mother, Pauline. We posed questions about oppression and the media – and after looking at the Dick & Jane primers that serve as precursors to each chapter, considered the influence of a “master narrative” that always privileges whiteness.

Set in the 1940s, the Breedlove family lives in poverty. Their only escape is the silver screen, a place where they idolize the glamorous stars of the film industry. Given the historical context…

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How far, not How well #Nigeria

Nibbling on my plastic pen one lecture day thinking, thinking, thinking – Where’s my country?

At this very moment, ……..developing

*****watch this space——