Week 12
Due: 5pm, Friday, November 14, in your Collab dropbox folder

This week, I'm asking you to write about a question that remains open -- What's going on with the intersection of (American) blackness and Japanese culture? Do you think these two amorphous cultural groups "naturally" and "obviously" relate to each other? How do coolness or authenticity enter in? How could this dynamic tell us something about constructions of otherness, difference, or social class? Or something else?

Be creative and thoughtful. I'm very interested in your thoughts as based on our readings, films, and discussions, as well as your own experiences.