Students from Chicago’s 47 shuttered elementary schools will head to new schools today. And while most will go to so-called “welcoming” schools the district has packed with resources, upgrades, and special safety provisions, new data show that many will not.
Professor Tina Campt, Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Africana Studies Program, Barnard College, New York, engages three innovative conceptual frameworks for theorizing diasporic formation that depart from traditional emphasis on mobility, resistance and expressiveness as primary idioms of black culture.
J. Lorand Matory explores the re-articulation of ethnic boundaries and cultural diacritica by which African and Caribbean immigrants to the United States, as well as Louisiana Creoles of color and Native American populations of partly African descent, endeavor to distinguish themselves from a supposedly more prototypical black American, with the intent to establish their worthiness of the American dream.
Practically Speaking is an hour-long program that explores the views and experiences of Chicagoans whose stories may be familiar, but whose perspectives are rarely heard.In this episode, hosts Audra Wilson and Ayana Contreras take us on a journey through education, language, culture, and