1. In Jonathan Markovitz’s concluding chapter “Lessons from a Campus Movement, ” he writes, “The events at UCSD in the winter of 2010 are instructive not only for thinking about the limitations and anti-racist potential of racial spectacles, but also for a consideration of the range of factors necessary for racial spectacles to emerge as valuable sites of social struggle” (165). In 180 words, explain both the possibilities and difficulties that the anti-racist organizers faced in the wake of the Compton Cookout party. Finally, what is your opinion of the racial climate of UCSD’s campus 10 years later? Please speak from your own embodied experience, rather than projecting/speaking for others.
2. In Betye Saar’s LACMA ( Los Angeles County Museum of Art) Exhibition Walkthrough, she describes how she came to create some of her most important pieces, including “I’ll Bend But I Will Not Break.” Please watch the Exhibition walkthrough, and describe TWO of her art pieces and how each of them are speaking to the histories of American enslavement. How does she use appropriation and other techniques to invoke, speak back to, and resist these histories? Your response should be around 150 words.
Betye Saar (2020), “I’ll Bend But I Will Not Break.” LACMA Exhibition Walkthrough