Friday, January 31, 2014

Rutgers Offering a Course on Beyonce


Doctoral student Kevin Allred offering a course called Politicizing Beyonce at Rutgers University....

From Rutgers Today,
“This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,” he says. Rather, the performer’s music and career are used as lenses to explore American race, gender, and sexual politics. Allred pairs Beyoncé’s music videos and lyrics with readings from the Black feminist canon, including the writings of bell hooks, Alice Walker, and even abolitionist Sojourner Truth.
“Politicizing Beyoncé” emerged from Allred’s four semesters teaching Women’s Studies 101 at Rutgers, during which he and his students, both male and female, often discussed the thin line Beyoncé walks as a sex kitten-cum-girl power role model.
“She certainly pushes boundaries,” Allred says. “While other artists are simply releasing music, she’s creating a grand narrative around her life, her career, and her persona.”
Course topics include the extent of Beyoncé’s control over her own aesthetic, whether her often half-naked body is empowered or stereotypical, and her more racy performances as her alter ego, “Sasha Fierce.” In-class discussions often lead to other vocalists, including Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Lady Gaga, and contemporary musicians who embrace the soul singing tradition like Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.

123 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can take "Beyonce 101" online, just ask her haters for registration info.

#teamBey

Jián said...

This is cool. Reminds me of the college courses on Pac and Jay-Z.
#LoveYouPac #FavoriteRapper

Anonymous said...

Let's see how many posters fall for this click bait thread.

Anonymous said...

After taking this course, you will be certified to Twerk wearing fishnet pantyhose on a chair for your Future Baller-baby daddy.

Anonymous said...

The irony in all these negative comments. You're all part of the reason why this course is being taken.

Jián said...

Putting my stance as a Beyonce fan aside, I think that this course is brilliant. The ideologies of past and present feminism, female independence, female sexuality, female expression, female aesthetics, and female power are all things that Beyonce and several other female performers and "divas" bring to the forefront. If a person is looking at this thread from an intellectual angle--all hate/criticism aside--they'll be able to see why Rutgers is facilitating this.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure "The Real Fed Up" aka "Beyonce's #1 fan/stalker" will take this course so she can have a reason to keep talking about how much she hates Beyonce.

Jián said...

This course is also brilliant because Beyonce is a Black woman and race is then put into perspective. If the course was about someone like Madonna or Celine Dion, the course would be flat and perpetual because society and everybody knows that White women are looked to as THE standards for everything "feminine", but when you throw a nigga into the mix, it gets complicated and intriguing. I'm digging this course and I'm not even a Rutgers student. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Here is my Beyonce click.

Anonymous said...

No wonder every other country's educational system is better than the United States.

Anonymous said...

12:25, Why are you still in America if you feel that way? MOVE.

Anonymous said...

THE FIRST TEN COMMENTS ARE BAIT FOR ALL THE GULLIBLE FISH OUT THERE. PEACE.

Honey Bun said...

It doesn't sound like something I would ever take....but I hope those intellectuals slay the bish.

Bee Gee said...

Kelly Ro already signed up.. Hahn!

Anonymous said...

@12:27, we know, lol. Let the stans talk to themselves and kill each other. *hops to another post*

Anonymous said...

If you don't understand women's and genders studies, you won't understand this post. Period.

Your Highness said...

I think it's cool class to take as an elective.

Anonymous said...

@12:29PM.... as well as Keyshia, Michelle, Keri and Jennifer.

Anonymous said...

Women's Studies was always my favorite course in college. I can imagine this course will be extremely interesting. Everyone on this blog engages in political discourse everyday, especially on Beyoncé threads. It's interesting to dissect the Beyoncé Brand because it is multi-faceted and often times, extremely hypocritical. On one hand, Beyonce wants so badly to be a feminist and be seen as a powerful woman, but then, her performance at the Grammys reduces her to a sexualized object - a role that she seems to be conflicted with.

I believe she is a very conflicted woman because she knows that there are so many young black women who idolize and emulate her on a daily basis and that oversexed persona, complete with Eurocentric Beauty Ideals (pale skin, long blonde hair, thin body) that she brings to the table is toxic to the black female psyche. She is feeding poison to young, weak-minded women and she knows that she is part of the problem, but it is her bread and butter and the only thing that she's good at, so what's a girl to do?

Anonymous said...

the course will be an exploration of all of those topics from a man's perspective.

Anonymous said...

@11:49! Did you get my cyber High Five...lolol!

Jián said...

"omplete with Eurocentric Beauty Ideals (pale skin, long blonde hair, thin body) that she brings to the table is toxic to the black female psyche."

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Yeah, you make no sense. What about biracial "Black" women who are light, with long hair, and petite frames? Are their natural bodies, skin colors, and body sizes "toxic" to their own psyches? I happen to be biracial, complete with the light skin, long hair, and slim frame. You approached this thread with the bizarre idea/generalization that ALL Black women are somehow intimidated by other Black women with "Euro" features. Try again.

Jián said...

Yeah, you make no sense. What about biracial "Black" women who are light, with long hair, and petite frames? Are their natural bodies, skin colors, and hair textures/lengths/colors "toxic" to their own psyches? I happen to be biracial, complete with the light skin, long hair, and slim frame. You approached this thread with the bizarre idea/generalization that ALL Black women are somehow intimidated by other Black women with "Euro" features. Try again.

*Fixed

Anonymous said...

jian, light skin and mixed black women are always seen as the enemy becuz they r closer to being or looking white. if beyonce was the same shade as kelly rowland, she would be a non-factor or she would be hollywoods token dark girl like lupita is now. light-skin is seen as superior on every continent on earth!!

Anonymous said...

Beyonce paid staff in here today!

Realist said...

This Beyonce thread is intellectual. No wonder the comment numbers are so low.

Anonymous said...

a man teaching a feminist course is like a white man teaching black people a Africana studies course.

Anonymous said...

*an*

Anonymous said...

White professors teach the African diaspora ALL of the time. What's your point? This country is ran by White men, yet your Black ass has nowhere else to go and can't go anywhere else. Again, what's your point?

Anonymous said...

Beyonce staff, once again...

Anonymous said...

@1:21--I'm not stating that they aren't allowed teach it, I'm just saying that having the "privileged" teaching about the history and rights of the oppressed cannot offer a deep understanding of that group and risks a skewed perspective. By the way, I am white, and it's just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

If you don't like Beyonce, why even click this thread? You whores are mentally impaired for real. "I hate Beyonce, but let me click and comment on her posts on RWS EVERYDAY." Makes NO sense at all.

Anonymous said...

1:40, Why can't men teach Feminism though? Men are ultimately affected by Feminism.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who ends up with this course on their transcript is not very bright and will not go far in the real world once prospective employers see it on your transcript.

Anonymous said...

Yes, let's take this course so that we can learn how to surfbordt! SMH...

Anonymous said...

Anybody who takes this course is smart. The Women's and Gender Studies field is large. Couple this in with the subject (Beyonce) of the course being a very popular artist. Taking a course on feminism, gender studies, and Beyonce makes for a very interesting conversational/interview piece. And if you haven't been to college and actually graduated, why even lend your ignorance to this topic? You idiots degrading this course have NO idea what you're talking about.

Anonymous said...

I am aware that men can be feminists, but again, although they disagree with how women are treated, they still benefit from being the "privileged" class, and can only offer perspective through their female relatives, friends, etc., but not on a deep personal level. Just like I am a feminist, but can I, as a white woman, teach a course on black feminism, even thought I know much about their causes unique to them, and I have a deep understanding that we're all in this together? I don't think I would be the ideal person to teach this course because although I am a woman, I can't argue with first hand knowledge about some issues black woman have that may be different from our struggle.

Another example is this: many white people like myself, really believe that we are not racist, but i do not deny the fact that i do benefit at some level because compared to minorities, i am considered privileged, but on the other hand as a woman, i am affected by patriarchy.

Anonymous said...

"minorities" ok

Anonymous said...

Why are you stans mad though.....LOL! Go ahead spend tuition money on a course regarding an individual who doesn't even have a high school diploma and cannot speak standard English.....the jokes write themselves!

Anonymous said...

Jian and the few who kiss her ass are trolls. Do not even give into them. They try to find ways to divide and cause drama amongst black women. Jian you and your ass kissers need a life.

Anonymous said...

What is so funny is that the people in here who don't like her totally miss the point of the class, what she stands for and her impact on the debate. You are actually proving the point with your comments.

Anonymous said...

2:19, Co-sign. Logic always will fly over the head of idiots.

Anonymous said...

No wonder every other country's educational system is better than the United States.
12:25 PM
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I never heard this shit so can you explain please.

Anonymous said...

Just another example of the extremely poor educational state the US is in, to dedicate a credited course on a overrated pimped out harlot is beyond disgusting.

Rutgers should be more than ashamed of themselves.

Anonymous said...

2:40, Did you say that when your school(s) made you read about mass murderers like Hitler?

Anonymous said...

She doesn't even have a GED, yet a college course is being taught on her. Smh@this foolishness.

Anonymous said...

Bill Gates is a high school dropout and courses are taught about him. You whores are just salty that NO university will EVER teach a course on you unless it's about economical drawbacks of America attributed to WelFare Queens.

Anonymous said...

@ second 2:40 that's called History....LOL!

Anonymous said...

No wonder every other country's educational system is better than the United States.
12:25 PM
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@2:26--I never heard this shit so can you explain please.
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Wait are you for real, the US has the worst public education out of the G8 countries. although Rutgers is a private institution clearly their standard of academia has dropped considerable.

I just can't Imagine any non devil worshiping student taking this course, so pathetic!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kevin Allred must be a faggot ass Beyhiver.

Anonymous said...

No wonder every other country's educational system is better than the United States.
12:25 PM

^^^

BAM!

The U.S. educational system got an overall D+ on the State Policy Report Card: http://reportcard.studentsfirst.org/



Anonymous said...

@2:47--You whores are just salty that NO university will EVER teach a course on you unless it's about economical drawbacks of America attributed to WelFare Queens.

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Now the drawbacks of America attributed to WelFare Queens Welfare Queen is more fitting for Beyonce since that is her target population of stans.

Anonymous said...

@Jian
This is 12:53.
Your comment: You approached this thread with the bizarre idea/generalization that ALL Black women are somehow intimidated by other Black women with "Euro" features. Try again.

You try again. No one said that ALL Black women are intimidated by light or biracial women who fit a Eurocentric beauty ideal. Intimidated is a word that you chose to use. The larger society, which is patriarchal and perceives women as sex objects, uses light skin, blonde hair and a trim body as a weapon of oppression against those who fall short of those standards. Beyoncé does not offer anything new or revolutionary, in fact, she falls right in line and perpetuates the status quo. Her compliance only complicates matters because she is a black woman that has utilized those standards to get ahead with her pseudo-feminist rhetoric that is an insult and laughable to those of us who know better. I would never assume that ALL Black women are intimidated or even feel oppressed by these beauty standards, because it's simply not true. However, I do believe that Beyoncé represents a very complicated discourse that is extremely uncomfortable for a lot of Black women. Even Beyoncé herself had to diet, exercise and undoubtedly do some unnatural things to beat her body into submission and oppression to fit that Eurocentric beauty ideal.

Anonymous said...

Anybody in here from Maryland or North Carolina? I am looking to relocate to one of these states for Graduate school. How's the weather? People? Etc.

Anonymous said...

You can insert any successful woman artist in the course title. Only Beyonce and Madonna have a strong Femenist message and are not afraid to challenge. It’s more about analyzing a topic/issue, presenting an argument of the affirmative or opposing and defending it with support in the text (readings from Black feminist).

Here are a few successful people who did not graduate HS or obtain a GED, if you have determanation and drive you can do and become anything you want. 2 on the list have classes about them at universities as well. Oh and lets not forget Bill Gates.

David Tarp
Richard Branson
Quentin Tarantino
Steve Jobs




Jián said...

2:58, The problem that I have with your assessment of Beyonce's "beauty" is that it's counterproductive in general. Even though I fit, allegedly, the "standards" of what's considered attractive/acceptable/beautiful through the lens of European values, it means nothing to those of us secure in our own.

Anonymous said...

she has set women back thousands. of years. where is post about newspaper calling her whore ? where is post for new york newspaper calling jay z sorry husband ? do you really think cum girl is a good tittle child please have a seat.

Anonymous said...

A course about a higschool dropout and someone who talks like a retarded teenager? A course about an illiterate airhead who got blasted for her pornagraphic, whorish Grammy performance? You'd be better off hearing a crackhead as a guest professor for the day for lecture. Hell, Gucci mane teaching the kids is more educational. But I get it, all DISTRACTION TACTICS for her EMBARRASSING Grammy night. It serves her attention whoring ass right.

Anonymous said...

Bey's Grammy performance and album were/are hot. The racy lyrics and performances are grown up. If I were to make an album about what my husband and I do in our bedroom, it would need a Mature Audiences label. Prude and self-oppressed women will never understand anything sexual, raunchy, explicit, etc., because they are ignorant to the idea of sensual exploration and they are close-minded and afraid of full sexual/sensual freedom and expression. The West (America) is so far behind in sexual techniques and liberation, that anything other than the missionary position is considered whorish and offensive. I would have never known that a performance between a husband and wife would delegate such controversy. I lived overseas while I was in college, and when you look at Americans and how they view sex in general, it's extremely sad and infantile. I say live your life to the best and fullest of your ability.

Anonymous said...

This post and the comments are sad and say a lot more about the state of education, comprehension and retention then a Feminist class with the name Beyonce in the title. This post and the comments can be on the syllabus since 3:11. 3:09, 2:53, 2:40 etc who think they are bashing Beyonce are actually making the point the Professor has brought up with the class.

Anonymous said...

3:21, Thank you! You get it!

Anonymous said...

it's interesting that he is going to try and correleate beyonce with bell hooks feminism. hooks already tore the image beyonce to shreds via tina turner who beyonce ripped off. in her article "selling hot pussy" ...http://www.feminish.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/bell-hooks-Selling-Hot-Pussy-representation-of-black-womens-sexuality.pdf...he will not find kind words via bell hooks. lol.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Why are you stans mad though.....LOL! Go ahead spend tuition money on a course regarding an individual who doesn't even have a high school diploma and cannot speak standard English.....the jokes write themselves!
2:04 PM
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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Anonymous said...

You can insert any successful woman artist in the course title. Only Beyonce and Madonna have a strong Femenist message and are not afraid to challenge.
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What exactly is this strong, feminist message that you associate with Madonna and Beyoncé? Both use sex to sell records and their brand. Both use tits & ass to distract from the larger problem that women in entertainment are only valued for their looks and bodies to the extent that they stay youthful and tantalizing to men. Both perpetuate the status quo that women need to fit a very limited and arbitrary beauty standard to be considered beautiful. Both are part of the problem. I thought Beyoncé's song and video for 'Pretty Hurts' and Madonna's 'What It Feels Like For A Girl' were thoughtful, but sad attempts at shaming an industry for the oppression that they are both fully invested in. Notice both 'feminist, girl-power' songs were created after both women had already achieved huge superstar status in their careers and after both women have proven themselves sexy enough to be lasting fixtures in entertainment. Neither women had nothing to lose by 'lashing out' at the industry at that point and pretending like they are one with the common woman. Fake Feminist Bullsh*t. Lash out and take jabs at the industry when you are up and coming, then you will have my attention.

Anonymous said...

They should include the comments from RWS on Beyonce threads to give them more insight on this study.
That being said, I'm glad college universities are starting include modern day black entertainers, poets, etc in their course studies. Tupac, Beyonce.

Anonymous said...

3:56, You obviously have no idea what Feminism truly means.

Anonymous said...

@4:00
Please enlighten me.

Anonymous said...

THIS RETARDED GHETTO GUTTER TRASH OF JIAN. ..OR WHATEVER BULLSHIT NEGROBONIC NAME SHE CALLS HERSELF...IS ON HERE 24/7.


EVERY SINGLE DAY.



THEN SHE'LL GO ON TO CO-SIGN HERSELF 4, 5, 6 ...UP TO 15 TIMES IN A ROW.




WHILE THERE'S NO DOUBT THOSE BEYAKE/THUNDER THIGHS/HAS-BEEN THREADS ARE TROLLED BY HER ROACHES...IT'S NOW CRYSTAL CLEAR TO ME THAT 99% OF THOSE RETARDED ANGRY COMMENTS ARE MADE BY ONE PERSON...AND ONE PERSON ONLY: THAT JIAN COCKROACH.



IF YOU RE-READ SOME OF THESE POSTS YOU'LL SEE HER HAVING FULL ON CONVERSATIONS WITH HERSELF...POSTING AS JIAN...THEN CO-SIGNING HERSELF UNDER ANONYMOUS AND UNDER A COUPLE OF OTHER NAMES TOO.



THIS LOST ROACH IS CLEARLY MENTALLY UNSTABLE.




AND POOR.




WITH A LOW IQ.




I CAN UNDERSTAND REPLYING ONCE IN A WHILE TO ENGAGE IN A CONVO...BUT HOW CAN YOU BE ON HERE....EVERYDAY...FOAMING AT THE MOUTH WITH RAGE AT ...EVERY.... SINGLE ....COMMENT MADE AGAINST THAT HAS-BEEN.




IT'S CLEAR THAT YOU HAVE NO JOB, DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL, AND ARE PROBABLY OBESE...ON WELFARE..WITH A BUNCH OF FATHERLESS CHILDREN RUNNING AROUND WITH SNOTTY NOSES AND DIRTY DIAPERS...IN THAT RUN-DOWN, GHETTO LOCATED, DUMP OF YOURS YOU CALL HOME.


YOU BELONG TO THAT VERY BOTTOM OF THE BARREL DEMOGRAPHIC THAT WORSHIP THAT TALENTLESS RAT.





YOU'RE ON HERE BECAUSE YOUR LIFE IS SO WORTHLESS YOU HAVE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE VICARIOUSLY THROUGH THAT WHORE.





WHORE WHO BY THE WAY HAS REPEATEDLY SHOWN HOW UNDENIABLY REPULSED BY YOUR KIND.




IF SHE CARED SO MUCH ABOUT YOU, BROKE DOWN, WORTHLESS ROACHES SHE WOULD AT LEAST ACKNOWLEDGE THE FUCK OUT OF YOU.




GETCHO SELF TOGETHER. WHILE YOU'RE HERE ATTACKING PEOPLE LIKE YOU'RE ON HER PAYROLL...SHE'S IN HER PENTHOUSE...PAYED WITH YOUR GOVERNMENT BENEFITS, SHITTING IN YOUR MOUTH, LAUGHING AT YOUR QUASI-ILLITERATE ASS.



SHE'S ILLITERATE TOO. BUT AT LEAST SHE'S GETTING PAID. AND WITH YOUR EBT COINS.



BUT...WHAT ARE YOU GETTING FOR ALL THIS OVERZEALOUS ANUS-LICKING???

Anonymous said...

4:05, You are so angry. LMAO. It must be miserable being you. You are pressed over a blog that you are not forced to comment on everyday. LMAO.

Anonymous said...

PUT SOME MOLDY TRASH ON THE FLOOR...AND LIKE CLOCKWORK. ..WATCH THE ROACHES COME OUT.


POST A BEYAKE DUMP ....WATCH HER COME OUT.



SO PREDICTABLE.



THERE SHE IS...

Anonymous said...

It's sad, scary, and then strange at how emotionally and mentally involved some people get when they come on these blogs. @4:05 is a prime example. Using all CAPS and trolling will not increase the quality of your life.

Anonymous said...

.....LIKE CLOCKWORK.


Anonymous said...

4:05/4:16/4:18 is Jian herself.

Anonymous said...

Welp a great discussion has digressed once again on this site.

Anonymous said...

Second 4:20, Yep. That's why I stay on Huff Post or Washington Post.

Anonymous said...

It's sad, scary, and then strange at how emotionally and mentally involved some people get when they come on these blogs. @4:05 is a prime example. Using all CAPS and trolling will not increase the quality of your life.

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Co-sign completely.

Anonymous said...

@4:22 I like Huff Post too, I like a little diversity in my trashy gossip though ..

Anonymous said...

NICE TRY.



BUT I ABHOR THAT TALENTLESS TRAMP YOU ADORE SO MUCH.



I'D RATHER LISTEN TO SOME JUSTIN BIEBER AT FULL VOLUME FOR 10 HOURS STRAIGHT THAT HAVE TO LOOK AT ONE VIDEO...OR LISTEN TO ANYTHING THAT, THAT TALENTLESS, FRIED WIG WEARING SLORE HAS-BEEN PUT OUT.




CAN'T STOMACH IT?



GOOD.



I HOPE IT'LL GIVE ULCERS.



AS FOR ME I WON'T LOOSE ANY SLEEP OVER IT...ANYTIME SOON.

Anonymous said...

4:26, Yeah, Huff Post gets the side eye from me sometimes when it comes to the comments, but I like it.

Anonymous said...

@2:00 i agree. a course taught by a female feminist would have a totally different perspective. taught by a black female feminist, it would have yet a different perspective. and i worry about his comment that other artists are "simply releasing music," which seems to be a drastic and unrealistic reduction of other artists to a rather unimpressive and uninspired group. that's an insult to a lot of women, and it makes me wonder if he's a bit starstruck.

Anonymous said...

^that's an insult to a lot of female artists, i meant to say.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:53 said...

"Women's Studies was always my favorite course in college. I can imagine this course will be extremely interesting. Everyone on this blog engages in political discourse everyday, especially on Beyoncé threads. It's interesting to dissect the Beyoncé Brand because it is multi-faceted and often times, extremely hypocritical. On one hand, Beyonce wants so badly to be a feminist and be seen as a powerful woman, but then, her performance at the Grammys reduces her to a sexualized object - a role that she seems to be conflicted with".
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As a Bey FAN...not a hater, not a stan, but a FAN. I think this is an awful idea. There are so many contradictions in this woman's life and with people loving to pull out the receipts, I think a course like this will hurt her in the long run and that won't be good for business. Everyday on blogs we see discussions about her lack of creativity, her theft, her bleaching, the birth of her baby, her husband and his role in her life, her wigs, her sex pot image, her lies, being a feminist, the Illuminati...blah, blah, blah. All of which, if challenged can paint her in a negative light, instead of a positive one.

Why can't people leave well enough alone and enjoy the show or change the station? She's just a Musician/Entertainer. Why are so many people looking for a super hero from someone who make club bangers? This just makes me think she was chosen to be picked apart. I can almost imagine the write up following this study course. Full of stereo types. *sigh* Why couldn't they have done this on Oprah or M. Obama?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

2:19, Co-sign. Logic always will fly over the head of idiots.
2:26 PM
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Honey Bee, no where on this planet can a Bey Stan call anyone an idiot. But in this case, I think it takes one to know one. M'kay?! Now buzz your ass on back to the beyhive before someone swats you flat. Buzzzzzzzzz Zzzzzzzzz Zzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised if this kevin alred is a homosexual man. Gays are her biggest fan. And they will continue to promote their agenda as much as they can.

Anonymous said...

Is this a joke? lol...

Anonymous said...

should doctoral students be offering new courses? how many years in is he? has he started writing his dissertation? where's the actual faculty on this?

i think they are just trying to raise enrollments. ;p

Anonymous said...

Allred pairs Beyoncé’s music videos and lyrics with readings from the Black feminist canon, including the writings of bell hooks, Alice Walker, and even abolitionist Sojourner Truth.
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yes, i'd love to see what her song lyrics look like next to the writings of those great people.

Anonymous said...

@4:43
They chose Beyoncé as the vehicle in which to dissect gender, race and inequality because she is an extremely provocative subject matter. Remember these higher institutes of learning have to attract students and $$ to their campus. This is a smart business move on their part. Beyoncé is a highly controversial figure in pop culture and many people love to either hate her or love her. Personally, I love to dissect the politics around why, who and what made her so successful and the ramifications it has (or hasn't) caused in Black America and why she is such a hot button for black women in particular. Things get downright ugly whenever she is the topic of conversation on most black blogs and issues of colorism, intra-racism and other hurtful issues that are buried deep in the minds of black folks become glaringly obvious. This woman conjures up some ugly stuff. Clearly, I would be all over a course like this one.

Anonymous said...

I happen to be biracial, complete with the light skin, long hair, and slim

^^^

Figures!


Anonymous said...
@Jian
This is 12:53.
Your comment: You approached this thread with the bizarre idea/generalization that ALL Black women are somehow intimidated by other Black women with "Euro" features. Try again.

You try again. No one said that ALL Black women are intimidated by light or biracial women who fit a Eurocentric beauty ideal. Intimidated is a word that you chose to use. The larger society, which is patriarchal and perceives women as sex objects, uses light skin, blonde hair and a trim body as a weapon of oppression against those who fall short of those standards. Beyoncé does not offer anything new or revolutionary, in fact, she falls right in line and perpetuates the status quo. Her compliance only complicates matters because she is a black woman that has utilized those standards to get ahead with her pseudo-feminist rhetoric that is an insult and laughable to those of us who know better. I would never assume that ALL Black women are intimidated or even feel oppressed by these beauty standards, because it's simply not true. However, I do believe that Beyoncé represents a very complicated discourse that is extremely uncomfortable for a lot of Black women. Even Beyoncé herself had to diet, exercise and undoubtedly do some unnatural things to beat her body into submission and oppression to fit that Eurocentric beauty ideal.


^^^

Thank you! That's why I said "figures" because it explains why that half breed bitch is always on here starting race baiting isht when nobody brought up race. She's always on here speaking negatively on black women. Confused, half breed mutt...

Anonymous said...

"Growing up a white gay male in a relatively homogenous community in Utah, Allred spent a lot of time in the library. There, he discovered black feminist texts, including the works of Audre Lorde, Octavia Butler, and Toni Morrison."
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well, kudos to the libraries in utah!

Anonymous said...

Offering a course on someone who didn't even finish high school and has made zero positive impact on society? It doesn't get any dumber than this. Only fat hoodrats and the gayest of the gay will sign up for this.

Anonymous said...

@ The second 12:25pm, AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Thanks 5:30 pm for explaining that to me. I hate stereo types, especially about my people and was worried some of these people would try to use Beyonce as an example to show how we as black women have not positively evolved much.

I've got my eyes opened. Not so much looking out for Beyonce, but history of our history, I have learned to always question the motives to see if there is some underlining agenda at play. Just like they would have everyone believe the majority of people on welfare are black, when we since learned that is a lie. I won't ramble on, b/c I think you get my point. Peace!

Anonymous said...

@253 yes because they letting everybody and their momma come over from other countries, pretending that it's for school. Okay.....

Anonymous said...

PR out in full force - her team really needs to get a grip. Help her instead of making a fool out of her. The world knows she has a very limited education and has fallen to the evils of the music industry, so what good could come out of this.

Anonymous said...

7:05, they have to be in full force, her sunday night performance was shameful. Her music is garbage,, she doesn't even sing good which is why she always lip syncs, and the public ain't buying hers or Jay, I have male room mates even though I'm rich and married, Z, anymore. Biggest frauds ever, yet, their PR constantly bombards the public and media with useless stories.

Anonymous said...

African women have always been "politicized" in Babylon. H. Tubman, S. Truth, A. Davis, the list goes on. It's just with the recent technology/media boom it has become much more obvious. Beyoncé is just a science project in the eyes of some, however I respect her attempt at artistry at least she incorporates themes from the motherland - the birthplace of civilization.

Anonymous said...

A white homosexual teaching about black feminism. . Enough said.

Anonymous said...

WASTE OF HARD-EARNED TUITION MONEY

Anonymous said...

Feminism, nowadays, is some bullshit. And I am a woman and I say this!

Nowadays you "feminists" are just fighting to be like men and to be like hoes! Men and women are made differently. DEAL WITH IT! Let a man naturally be a man and let a woman naturally be a woman. Stop being horsefed that white feminist bullshit and start thinking with your own mind. Stop looking up to fake feminists like Beyawnce and Madummy. Beyonce is a dumb ass blonde airhead and Madonna is old white trash!

I believe that the feminists ideas that white women created is one of the many things that have helped to destroy the Black family structure.

You all look up to these man-hating hoes like Beyonce, you all think all men cheat and yet you all value yourselves based on marriage. You all are some confused wishy-washy ass bitter, scorned, bored women on here. ALL OF YOU! Seek therapy!

Haterade said...

What's next...a course on the art of twerking? What a world...

Anonymous said...

@1:43 PM You obviously have very little college experience and work experience. Depending upon the job, most employers don't ask for transcripts and if they do, their focus is on the courses related to the job. Electives will not brake you or make you in the hiring manager's decision. Most accredited colleges require a certain amount of electives to get a degree. They can care less which elective you take, as long as you have enough to satisfy the degree requirement.

Anonymous said...

Uglies.

Anonymous said...

I'm taking the course covering Lil Boosie, I'll pass on this one.

Anonymous said...

@8:50 PM Your electives speak volumes about your persona just as much as Facebook and Twitter accounts. People have been not hired and fired over Facebook and Twitter accounts....true story.

Anonymous said...

"She" is not a black woman more like a black man imitating a white female.

Anonymous said...

Judging by the course description, Beyonce's going to come up short in comparison to the other female performers mentioned that don't and didn't have to use their body to sell music.

Beyonce can barely string 5 coherent sentences together, so I don't blame her for shaking her money maker.

Anonymous said...

@8:50 PM every job i've had since graduating with an ug degree, then grad school, four altogether, i've been asked for transcripts. and they were looking at gpa, not what courses i took.

Anonymous said...

No wonder every other country's educational system is better than the United States.
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I never heard this shit so can you explain please.
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the person who made that statement exaggerates, as is common here, but we are in bad shape. for example, read the executive summary of the report to the president written by his pcast council. bad shape.

Anonymous said...

A course in Trampology 101 how wonderful!

Anonymous said...

It is painful to listen to this b*tch try to speak she sounds like a rock now there will be a class about her? She is no rocket scientist and have added zero count em zeeeerrrrooo things to this world that will make any kind of impression, She is just a small time girl who sold her soul to become rich and famous married a Satanist and had an ugly bad, You gotta go to school to learn that/

Anonymous said...

This is a doctorial student trying to get his license to practice. It is mandated that students do teaching assistant for credit and his thesis. I think Beyonce is an interesting study - she is a complicated, interesting and robotic creature. The questions are who, what, where and why?

Anonymous said...

do a teaching assistant gig and their

Anonymous said...

@11:23 teaching isn't mandated. becoming a teaching assistant is a way to make a small salary during grad school. many grad students get paid from fellowships or from their advisor's grants, and don't have to teach. but they might teach because they want to or have been advised to do so based on their career goals.

but in this case, he's not a teaching assistant, he's the instructor on record and this is a course he created, at least that's the way the story is presented. i hope he's being compensated accordingly.

Anonymous said...

@12:04 AM When I said managers look at coursework, grades were in implied. I still stand by statement that a college elective will not be the determining factor of a person not getting hired or fired.

@10:19 PM I'm very well aware of people getting fired over social media; however, this has nothing to do with a college elective I (or anyone else) chose to take to fulfill my degree requirements.

The overall goal of college is to obtain a college degree with a respectable GPA, get into the workforce in your chosen occupation and make money. No one really cares if you took a course in Women's Studies, studying Beyonce's impact on women.

When they added Tupac to the Literature courses at Berkeley University several years ago, the class was filled within hours and they had a long waiting list of students wanting to take the class. Guess what? There were more white students signing up for the class than black students.

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Anonymous said...
A course about a higschool dropout and someone who talks like a retarded teenager? A course about an illiterate airhead who got blasted for her pornagraphic, whorish Grammy performance? You'd be better off hearing a crackhead as a guest professor for the day for lecture. Hell, Gucci mane teaching the kids is more educational. But I get it, all DISTRACTION TACTICS for her EMBARRASSING Grammy night. It serves her attention whoring ass right.
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Whoop There It Is

Anonymous said...

since when being a ' sex kitten-cum girl' become a good thing . that tittle sounds like an ad looking for porn whore or escort. ass lickers get a clue then wake the fuck up

Anonymous said...

snitch is obviously a beyonce fan cause they nevet posted the newspaper articles slaming their fav and my comments. disappear. sometimes. and i know they the bomb boooooooooom!!!?!!!

Anonymous said...

reading is fundamental. reading is understanding. what you read. parents. if your daughters. are called. sex kitten- cum girl you failed.

Anonymous said...

1:43pm you are RIGHT! I have worked in Human Resources and as a transcripts reviewer at both University of Maryland and George Washington University. I have selected and reviewed many transcripts in my day, and seeing the name BEYONCE on any transcript for any reason is NOT a god look. Not saying it would have been an instant dis-qualifier, but it sure wouldn't have been a plus.

Anonymous said...

3:03pm. I am in MD. Born and raised. The people here are nice and there are a lot of things to do, given the close proximity to Washington DC. Stay away from NC (imo) I tried relocating there a few years ago and was robbed of $40 by my sons barber of all people.

Anyway, the DC area has tons of great graduate schools. I'm the poster that mentioned that I worked at GWU and UMD. They both have excellent graduate programs, as I'm sure you may know. Where will you be relocating from? Have you ever visited the DC area?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they will also teach you how to show the
Private parts and smile for the crowd as if your life depended on it.

Anonymous said...

This will be like teaching people girls how to be first
Class slores.