How Jones articulates the performativity of Black gay manhood

For this question I want you to think about how Jones articulates the performativity of Black gay manhood and how those three identity positions intersect for Jones. There are two parts to this question. You must respond to both parts to be eligible for full credit.

How Jones articulates the performativity of Black gay manhood

Critical Reading Response Question
Saeed Jones’s – How We Fight for Our Lives

QUESTION:
For this question I want you to think about how Jones articulates the performativity of Black gay manhood and how those three identity positions intersect for Jones. There are two parts to this question. You must respond to both parts to be eligible for full credit.

Part one:
Firstly, How do you see Jones’s relationship with his mother influencing how he understands his identity on both a personal level. (How he understands himself) and on a social level. (How society understands him)?

Part two:
The two stories Jones identifies as impacting how he understood Blackness and gayness, the deaths of James Byrd and Matthew Shepard. Further, set up an intimate connection for him between his identity and dying. Also, What are some of the ways you see Jones “punishing” himself for his identity. Lastly, why do you think he feels the need to punish himself?

In your response you must reference at least two specific passages from the book in order to be eligible for full credit.

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