Antiracism & Civil Rights In American Life is a course designed to educate individuals on the history of racism and civil rights in America, as well as strategies for promoting antiracism in modern society.
The course begins with a thorough examination of the history of racism in America, starting with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Students will explore the ways in which racism has been institutionalized throughout American society, and will examine the various forms of oppression experienced by marginalized communities.
Throughout the course, students will engage in discussions and activities designed to challenge their own biases and assumptions about race, and to promote an understanding of the ways in which racism operates in contemporary society.
Additionally, students will learn about the strategies and tactics used by civil rights activists throughout history to promote change and fight against racism. This may include studying the principles of nonviolent resistance, exploring the role of protest and direct action, and examining the legal and political frameworks that have been used to challenge discriminatory practices.
By the end of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of the history and impact of racism in America, as well as a toolkit for promoting antiracism in their own lives and communities. They will have explored the ways in which individual and collective action can be used to promote social justice, and will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to continue the work of building a more equitable and just society.
Most importantly, students will define their role as it relates to continued anti-racism work.