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SOC 182 Racism and White Supremacy in the U.S. (4)

This course examines the historical, political, economic and sociological dynamics of race, racism, and white supremacy in the United States. It investigates how institutions and culture reproduce the structures of inequality that impact the self-concept, interactions, opportunities and life chances of all people in the United States. This course focuses on the various ways race and ethnicity are created and re-created in society, and the way these social constructions permeate all aspects of societal life, despite remaining largely invisible and normalized. By analyzing the complex intersections of race, racism and white supremacy within the U.S. political and social structures, students gain a critical analysis of historic and contemporary racial inequality, and consider the effectiveness of the various solutions put forth by public policy, academics, and community activists.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Social Sciences; PDE
  • Prerequisite: First and second year students only
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Drew

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