BLST 271: Race and the Politics of Incarceration

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Course Description

Examines how incarceration and criminalization affects black people in contemporary society. Same as CLJ/SOC 271. General Education: Understanding the Individual and Society course; Understanding U.S. Society course.

This class also fulfills the Race, Politics, and Institutions major/minor theme requirement.

3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of
Colorblindness

Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, From #blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation