U.S. Anti-Black Racism








Last updated on May 26, 2024 10:38 pm

Discover the history of racism in America and explore how racism and anti-Blackness is systemic in American society.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in gaining a foundation in anti-Black racism.

It will enable you to develop a broader understanding of the global history of racism and the Black-white binary that exists.

This is the first course in a series of two, the second being Black Agency: Resistance and Resilience.

This two course series was developed collaboratively by Dr. Sharde Davis and Dr. David Embrick. Each faculty educator brings their expertise and areas of focus to both courses, supporting one another in course development and content delivery. The primary course objective is to expose learners to foundational research and concepts related to Black history, Black consciousness and Black resistance while developing learners’ understanding and potential capacity for disrupting anti-Black racism.

What topics will you cover?

Introduction to U.S. Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Blackness

What is Race? The Social and Legal Construction of Race

What is Systemic Racism?

What is New Racism?

Institutional and Organizational Racism

Anti-Blackness, Space and Place

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Recognize what it means for race to be a socially constructed concept.

Recognize the difference between bigotry and individual prejudice, and racism as systemic and structural.

Recall how race, racism, and anti-Black racism conceptually connect to one another.

Discover how Black Americans are exposed to institutional and systemic anti-Black racism.

Reflect on the material and assess how the course material intersects with knowledge, beliefs, and personal experiences.

Discover the ways that racism manifests itself in various social institutions.

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