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BLST 272: Race, Gender, and Sexuality

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Course Description

This course explores how Black feminist and queer intellectual work on race, gender and sexuality has been used to radically reimagine what a just world would look like. Same as GWS 272. General Education: Understanding the Individual and Society course; Understanding U.S. Society course.

This course also fulfills the Black Queer and Feminist Studies and Race, Politics, and Institutions major/minor theme requirements.

3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

bell hooks, “Black Women: Shaping Feminist Theory”

Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Lass and Sex: Women Redefining Difference”

Patricia Hill Collins, “Black Feminist Thought”

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This is a short clip from Marlon Riggs’ essay film “Tongues Untied.”

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This is a short clip from “Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice” documentary that covers life and activism of Ida B. Wells during post-Reconstruction in the United States.

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