Questioning official narratives
Read for next week
Alert: The following items include descriptions of racial violence.
The Ellsberg Archive Project, “Pentagon Papers, Watergate and Trials,” University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2020
Bryan Stevenson, “The 1619 Project: Slavery Gave America a Fear of Black People and a Taste for Violent Punishment. Both Still Define Our Criminal Justice System,” The New York Times, 2019
Nicholas Kadar, Roberto Romero, Zoltán Papp, "Ignaz Semmelweis: 'The Savior of Mothers' On the 200th Anniversary of the Birth," American Journal of Obstetric Gynecology, 2018
Optional Reading: Paul Thibodeau, Lera Boroditsky, "Metaphors We Think With: The Role of Metaphor in Reasoning," PLOS ONE, 2011
Related Resource: Equal Justice Initiative/Criminal Justice Reform
Lecture / Q&A
What is an official narrative? What is a cultural narrative? How do you question these narratives in a way that benefits the public?
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