RCIDIV 351 - Special Topics
Section: 002 Race and Racism in "Post-Racial" America
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Interdivisional (RCIDIV)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Meets 09/05/17 - 10/24/17. (Drop/Add deadline=09/18/17.).
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This mini-course is designed for students who have learned some of the basics about race and racism, either in classes or in life, and who are eager to discuss, in an open-minded atmosphere, how race and racism figure in today’s “post-racial” climate. Using my new book, Fractured: Race Relations in “Post-Racial” American Life (Peter Lang, 2015), as background, we’ll talk about the changing definitions of race and racism, the personal experiences of African American, Native American, Asian, Latino, and Muslim college and high school students across the country, the phenomenon of the “nice liberal town where there is no such thing as race,” the ways that racism and classism are intertwined, how the events in Ferguson that led to the shooting of Michael Brown illustrate “racism as a complex system,” how youth protest against police shootings has evolved and spread across the country, and what this country needs in order to move forward. No exams, short writing assignments, student-generated questions, topics, and resources.

RCIDIV 351 - Special Topics
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002 (SEM)
MW 12:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9781433123696
Fractured: Race Relations in "Post-Racial" American Life, Author: Helen Fox, Publisher: Peter Lang Inc. 1 2015
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