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Black Studies 4 Week 7 Notes - Battle


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Lecture and section notes from Week 7 of Black studies 4 with Professor Battle
Critical Introduction to Race and Racism
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UCSB, Black Studies, BLST 4, BLST, Battle
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Date Created: 05/13/16
Monday, May 9, 2016 Week 7 Lecture 13 - May 9, 2016 - Missed class due to illness; discussion was over The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Part Two: Death • Discusses the death of Henrietta and the transition from her life into the life of her cells Section - May 10, 2016 - Review of Midterm • Race: social construct based on phenotypes/aesthetics • Racism: leads to social hierarchies • African retentions: cultural nodes or remnants that are related to the Trans-Atlantic African slave trade still present today; remnants that were used for African American survival; what kinds of retentions to African Americans receive today in our culture? - Music - “Things to help you remember home” - what does your culture mean to you? • Monogenesis: the theoretical idea that all humans come from one point of origin - specifically, Africa - Refutes racist ideologies • Polygenesis: the theoretical idea that we all come from different origins - Justifies racist ideologies; propels racism; promotes/supports racist ideologies Evolution: may suggest one race developed further than others, attempt to make • race a scientific concept - Defines African Americans as being violent • Matrifocality: due to the incarcerations of African American men, males are not present in the system, focuses on having a female-head of a household without having the power concept of a matriarch attached 1 Monday, May 9, 2016 - How is the female supposed to make up for the income that is lost? - Class Paper: 3.5 to 5 pages double-spaced & 12 pt. font • MLA or APA - For help: Purdue OWL • Need Reference Page (APA) or Works Cited Page (MLA) Lecture 14 - May 11, 2016 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Part Two: Death • Ties into main class themes for the course: - Race and racism Section of death claims the Henrietta Lacks was literally made visible • - How the invisible was made visible • Death made her visible; through death, her life was remade (narratively, discursively, and in a whole new way to her family) - Henrietta as an abstract cell, used in research for years, with no identity Similar to the way sickle cell anemia was made visible (primarily affects African • Americans) - Not only health disparities were made clear, but also educational disparities • Bio-ethics - Until the HeLa bomb (revealing of her identity), people working in the medical field had been working with her cell line as a laboratory abstraction. The ethics of its sourcing had remained an abstraction, but Henrietta herself was not. • The novel takes the HeLa cell as an abstract scientific object and tells a story about its host, Lacks, as a concrete biographical subject. From object to subject. - What is not clear is whether the object or the subject were ever treated to their full rights as citizens. • Issue of how to translate scientific knowledge production to the public 2 Monday, May 9, 2016 - Online article discussion • “Study Links Disparities in Pain Management to Racial Bias” - African Americans are systematically underrated for pain • PBS NewsHour video: Disparity in Pain Management - Medical AND sociological problem • Under treatment of pain for black patients with false beliefs about biological differences based on race • Myths about biological racial differences - Students are taught to notice racial differences in their patients and treat them differently based on their race; sociological issue that is deep-rooted in US society - Radical change in medical education is necessary • Danger of teaching students that race is a biological category • WWYD (What Would You Do) Video - Black male stealing a bike vs white male stealing a bike • Whether we believe it, notice it, or acknowledge it, race affects what we see, what we think, and what we do - People passed by the white male, immediately called police when it was the black male - White (attractive) female stealing the bike • Men offer to help her - Attractiveness means somebody is good, healthy, and desirable • Females call the police 3


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