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Understand the Construction of Racial Inequity in the U.S.  

You take for granted that in daily life you are connected to other people. Reflect on inequities and the factors that unite as well as those that divide. How and why are some disadvantaged and others privileged? Examine underlying issues caused by institutional racism, cultural differences and ineffective communication. Tackle the biases that limit your life. Consider how socialization defines self and your relationship to the world. Instructor frames the issues with a historical overview of social and racial inequities in the U.S. Your active engagement through discussion and outside reading, as well as small and large group exercises, ensures each session is meaningful and impactful.

Recommended: “When Affirmative Action Was White” by Ira Katznelson, “White By Law: The Legal Construction of Race” by Ian Haney Lopez, “The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Wealth Divide” by Lui, Meizhu, et al., “A People’s History of The United States 1492 – Present” by Howard Zinn


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