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Take a Class on Beyonce
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
January 27, 2012
Where was this when I was in college?!
Everyone knows that Beyonce is a worldwide music superstar, not to mention a successful designer and entrepreneur -- but now she's being deemed worthy of her own college course.
Rutgers University in New Jersey is planning on offering a course on how Queen B has altered America's views on race, sex and gender called "Politicizing Beyonce." But those thinking the class will be a walk in the park just because they know the entire dance to Single Ladies are mistaken -- this class is apparently a whole lot deeper.
"This isn't a course about Beyonce's political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama's inauguration weekend," says professor and doctoral student Kevin Allred.
Instead, the course will frame her impressive body of work in the context of Black feminism. The class will compare Beyonce's work with writings from the likes of Bell Hooks, Sojourner Truth and Alice Walker.
Because everyone knows Bootylicious is just as deep as The Color Purple right?