INT 220 - Race and Racism: Building an Anti-Racist Society
Join us for a semester-long conversation around race and racism designed to prepare us all to work toward creating an anti-racist society. We will explore the historical, legal, socio-cultural, economic, and political structures that produce and sustain inequality and will focus the final third of the class on effective social change practices. We will examine criminal justice/policing, healthcare/health, and voting throughout the course but will also examine other critical sites of inequality. While we will focus on race, we will be attentive to the ways that race intersects with ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, gender identity, and more. While the focus will be on race and racism in the United States, we will put this in context by examining racialization in other regions and nations.
Throughout the class, we will examine questions about ourselves and our own community. What does it mean to be anti-racist? How do we learn to listen to others, to develop a language to talk about race, to be open to change? How do we challenge ourselves to use what we learn to make change in our own lives and our own communities?
Social Science, Structure/Power/Inequality, Taylor and Lane Scholars