Your Baltimore “Syllabus”

 

 

I.               reminders from Ferguson

 

“When Rioting is Rational”

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/01/when-rioting-is-rational-ferguson

“In Defense of Black Rage”

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/12/in_defense_of_black_rage_michael_brown_police_and_the_american_dream/

“In Ferguson, the Violence of the State Created the Violence of the Street”

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/18/ferguson-violence-martin-luther-king-michael-brown

Resisting State Violence: Justice or Just Us?

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/12/05/resisting-state-violence/

bell hooks “killing rage”

http://www.cds.hawaii.edu/sites/default/files/downloads/resources/diversity/KillingRageEndingRacism_part1.pdf

II.             What’s up with Baltimore?

“The long, painful and repetitive history of how Baltimore became Baltimore”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/29/the-long-painful-and-repetitive-history-of-how-baltimore-became-baltimore/ 

“Two Reports Illustrate the Paradox of Baltimore”

https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2015/01/05/two-reports-illustrate-the-paradox-of-baltimore-a-high-poverty-city-that-attracts-young-educated/

“A Tale of Two Baltimores” (2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7J794-zddE&feature=share

“The Brutality of Police Culture on Baltimore”

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/the-brutality-of-police-culture-in-baltimore/391158/

“Baltimore Youths Have it Worse Than Those in Nigeria”

http://www.vocativ.com/culture/society/baltimore-poverty/?utm_content=buffere4a07&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

“Ten Shocking Facts About Baltimore”

http://www.alternet.org/economy/ten-shocking-facts-about-baltimore

“Baltimore Uprising in Context”

http://www.racismreview.com/blog/2015/04/27/baltimore-uprising-in-context/ 

“In Baltimore, We’re All Freddie Gray”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/29/opinion/in-baltimore-were-all-freddie-gray.html

“Sun Investigates: Undue Force”

http://data.baltimoresun.com/news/police-settlements/

“David Simon in Baltimore’s Anguish” (interview)

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/04/29/david-simon-on-baltimore-s-anguish 

“Baltimore Been Burning”

http://www.ebony.com/news-views/baltimore-been-burning-503#ixzz3Yc4ZrHHv 

“Baltimore’s Disgrace is Its History of Police Violence”

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/4/baltimores-disgrace-is-its-history-of-police-violence.html?utm_content=opinion&utm_campaign=ajam&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow 

“Why Baltimore Burned”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2015/04/28/why-baltimore-burned/ 

“The Roots of Baltimore's Violence”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pedro-noguera/the-roots-of-baltimores-violence_b_7166864.html

“Beyond the Headlines, There’s Much More to West Baltimore”

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/05/01/403531029/beyond-the-headlines-theres-much-more-to-west-baltimore?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150501 

What You Really Need to Know about Baltimore, from a Reporter Who’s Lived There for over 30 Years”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/28/what-you-really-need-to-know-about-baltimore-from-a-reporter-who-lived-there-for-30-years/?wpisrc=nl_buzz 

“Architecture’s Role in Baltimore”

http://www.architectmagazine.com/design/architectures-role-in-baltimore_o 

“A Bloody History of Police Brutality in Baltimore”

http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2015/05/a_bloody_history_of_police_brutality_in_baltimore.html 

III.           On “riots” and protest  

 

“We Have a Right to Be in the Streets for Freddie”

http://socialistworker.org/2015/04/27/in-the-streets-for-freddie

“The Dominant White Response to Baltimore Shows Why Black Residents Are Justified in Their Anger”

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/28/1380944/-The-Dominant-White-Response-to-Baltimore-Shows-Why-Black-Residents-are-Justified-in-their-Anger#

“Baltimore: The Fire Next Time”

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/04/baltimore_the_fire_next_time.html

“Baltimore’s Violent Protestors Are Right”

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/28/baltimores_violent_protesters_are_right_smashing_police_cars_is_a_legitimate_political_strategy/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

(please note: the title of the blog where this was originally posted is a political re-appropriation of “faggot”)

 

“Nonviolence as Compliance”

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/nonviolence-as-compliance/391640/

 

historical perspective: The Kerner Commission Report on “riots,” 1968

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6545/

“A History of Rap Songs Against Police Brutality”

http://www.complex.com/music/2014/08/rap-songs-police-brutality/

  “Silence on Black Female Victims Weakens Fight Against Police Brutality”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kali-nicole-gross/silence-on-black-female-victims_b_7092128.html

 

“The Baltimore Rebellion”

http://socialistworker.org/2015/04/29/the-baltimore-rebellion

Gang Members: We did not make truce to harm cops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HaaRZ8nxd4&feature=youtu.be

“Go Home, David Simon: Without Justice in Baltimore, There Can be No Peace” (a critique of SImon’s blog post criticizing “rioters”)

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/28/go-home-david-simon-no-justice-no-peace-baltimore?CMP=fb_gu 

“What’s Happening in Baltimore Didn’t Just Start with Freddie Gray”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/28/freddie-gray-baltimore-history_n_7161962.html 

“Reports from the Resistance”

http://socialistworker.org/2015/04/30/reports-from-the-resistance

“12 Powerful Responses To People Who Think The Baltimore Protests Are Unnecessary”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/30/baltimore-powerful-posts_n_7181822.html 

‘How Western Media Would Cover Baltimore if It happened Elsewhere”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/04/30/how-western-media-would-cover-baltimore-if-it-happened-elsewhere/?postshare=6191430487356520 

“There is no social change without coercion: Race, Baltimore, and how violence makes nonviolence possible”

http://www.salon.com/2015/05/02/there_is_no_social_change_without_coercion_race_baltimore_and_how_violence_makes_nonviolence_possible/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow 

“Riots Work: Wolf Blitzer and the Washington Post Completely Missed the Real lesson from Baltimore”

http://www.salon.com/2015/05/04/riots_work_wolf_blitzer_and_the_washington_post_completely_missed_the_real_lesson_from_baltimore/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow 

“Riots, rebellion, and the black working class”

http://socialistworker.org/2015/05/06/rebellion-and-the-black-working-class 

“Baltimore Youth Are Not Thugs. They Are My Former Students - And They Are Loved”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joanna-noll/baltimore-youth-are-not-thugs_b_7213506.html?utm_hp_ref=education&ir=Education&utm_campaign=naytev&utm_content=55491198e4b01f2b12aad780 

IV.           On the Bigger Picture

 

“Stealing a Bag of Potato Chips and Other Crimes of Resistance”

http://www.broomcenter.ucsb.edu/files/publications/pdf/rios1.pdf

“The Hyper-Criminalization of Black and Latino Male Youth in the Era of Mass Incarceration”

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8eBQGZrG7BFdnhWRzNNNl9ZOHM/edit

“Why Don’t American Cities Burn Very Often?”

http://www.uk.sagepub.com/martin3study/articles/Katz.pdf

“Who Killed L.A.: A Political Autopsy”

http://newleftreview.org/I/197/mike-davis-who-killed-los-angeles-a-political-autopsy

“The Case for Reparations”

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

 “Segregation Now: The Re-segregation of America’s Schools”

http://www.propublica.org/article/segregation-now-the-resegregation-of-americas-schools/#intro

“The Night Chicago Burned”

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-night-chicago-burned/Content?oid=872662

 

 “A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement”

http://thefeministwire.com/2014/10/blacklivesmatter-2/

“10 Things All White Folks Need to Consider About the #BaltimoreUprising”

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/04/what-white-folks-need-to-know-about-baltimoreuprising/ 

“1.5 Million missing Black Men”

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/20/upshot/missing-black-men.html?_r=1&abt=0002&abg=0 

“The Rebellion in Baltimore is an Uprising Against Austerity, Claims Top US Academic”

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/02/baltimore-rebellion-is-uprising-against-austerity-freddie-gray?CMP=share_btn_tw 

“A Lesson in Resistance: The Baltimore Uprising Comes to My Classroom”

https://gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/a-lesson-in-resistance-the-baltimore-uprising-comes-to-my-classroom/ 

“Paul Krugman on the Truly Devastating Lesson of Baltimore”

http://www.alternet.org/economy/paul-krugman-truly-devastating-lesson-baltimore 

“After Baltimore and Ferguson, Major Momentum for Criminal Justice System Reform”

http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/05/14/406768355/after-baltimore-and-ferguson-major-momentum-for-criminal-justice-system-reform?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150514 

 

V.             Movies

 

Race: The Power of an Illusion – Episode 3 – “The House We Live In”

http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-about-03.htm

Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration, and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S.

http://brokenonallsides.com/

The House I Live In

http://www.thehouseilivein.org/

Hard Times at Douglass High: A No Child Left Behind Report Card

http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/hard-times-at-douglass-high-no-child-left-behind#/

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality

http://crackingthecodes.org/

 

The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/the-black-power-mixtape

 

Revolution ‘67

http://www.bongiornoproductions.com/REVOLUTION_67/REVOLUTION_67.html

http://www.pbs.org/pov/revolution67/

 

Crips & Bloods: Made in America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPS9s3VrsdM

http://www.amazon.com/Crips-Bloods-Made-In-America/dp/B006JJ9JV2

The Throwaways:  http://throwawaysmovie.com/

 Eyes on the Prize: Two Societies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBJNt-LKVNE

 

VI.           Books

The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in the Shadow of the State by Patricia Fernández-Kelly

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10328.html (twenty year ethnography of Baltimore)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

http://newjimcrow.com/

Code of the Street: Decency, Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City

http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Code-of-the-Street/

When Work Disappears: the World of the New Urban Poor                      

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/192111/when-work-disappears-by-william-julius-wilson/

The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/T/bo13375722.html

More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City

http://books.wwnorton.com/books/More-than-Just-Race/

Black Liberation and Socialism

http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Black-Liberation-and-Socialism

American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674018211

Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/M/bo3627598.html

Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/175140/sweet-land-of-liberty-by-thomas-j-sugrue/

Into the Fire: African-Americans Since 1970                   

http://www.worldcat.org/title/into-the-fire-african-americans-since-1970-robin-dg-kelley/oclc/317363423

Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class

http://books.google.com/books/about/Race_Rebels.html?id=FN80lQEACAAJ

 The Political Economy of Racism

http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/The-Political-Economy-of-Racism

 How Racism Takes Place

http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/2089_reg.html

Are Prisons Obsolete?

http://www.feministes-radicales.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Angela-Davis-Are_Prisons_Obsolete.pdf 

Not In My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City (Historical overview of Baltimore, especially around housing and segregation)

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781566638432/Not-in-My-Neighborhood-How-Bigotry-Shaped-a-Great-American-City

Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People In The United States

http://www.queerinjustice.com/

 

VII.         News/Memes/Videos from Baltimore

 

“How policy built segregation in Baltimore”

http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/how-policy-built-segregation-in-baltimore-442618947579 

10,000 Strong Peacefully Protest In Downtown Baltimore, Media Only Reports The Violence & Arrest of Dozens

http://blackwestchester.com/2015/04/27/10000-peacefully-protest-bmore/

“Man Who Shot Freddie Gray Arrest Video: ‘I Finally Made a Difference’”

http://www.baltimoresun.com/videos/bal-man-who-shot-freddie-gray-arrest-video-i-finally-made-a-difference-20150501-premiumvideo.html 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/benjaminjhancock/videos/10153188750410590/?fref=nf

 

https://www.facebook.com/RickeySmileyOfficialFanPage/videos/884336188271373/?fref=nf

 

http://qz.com/394197/video-of-this-baltimore-mother-disciplining-her-son-is-going-viral-for-all-the-wrong-reasons/

 

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/11/white-people-rioting-for-no-reason.html

 

http://www.democracynow.org/2015/4/29/you_can_replace_property_you_cant

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/28/baltimore-protester-media-coverage_n_7166018.html

 

http://www.occupydemocrats.com/watch-baltimore-official-ruins-a-fox-reporters-attempt-to-smear-protesters/