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African Studies Black Women Recognition Questions


1.) First Impressions-What parts of the reading(s) did you find surprising, puzzling, useful, new, already knew, and interesting?

2.) Essential Message

3.) The author suggests that Michelle Obama is “the most visible contemporary example of  an African American woman working to stand straight in a crooked room.” What does this mean?

4.) In what ways do you think Michelle Obama debunks the negative stereotypical images (i.e. Mammy, Jezebel, Sapphire, etc.) and rhetoric  regarding black women?

5.) Significance for African American popular culture.

6.) Points of Agreement/Dissension