First a few housekeeping things before we get to the assignment itself.
For Tuesday 9/3, read Juan Flores’s “The Structuring of Puerto Rican Identity in the US”, from his book Divided Borders. The PDF is on the Readings page. (Password hint: what year is it?)
Also watch this Youtube video of poet Tato Laviera reading his classic poem AmeRican, thich Flores references on the last page. (The audio quality isn’t great, so you’ll have to listen carefully.)
Also listen to Felipe Luciano read his poem “Jibaro, My Pretty Nigger”.
Things to think about while reading/ watching:
Thursday 9/5: Lehman’s closed for Rosh HaShanah. L’Shanah Tovah! Check back for next week’s assignments…