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BLST 207: Racism, A Global Perspective

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Course Description

An introduction to global, transnational, and comparative perspectives on racism. Analysis of race and racism not only in the United States, but also in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, and other contexts. Same as SOC 207. General Education: Exploring World Cultures; Understanding the Individual and Society. 


3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Howard Winant, The World is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II

Andrea Smith, “Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy”

W.E.B. DuBois,  “The Souls of White Folks”

Charlene Carruthers, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

Monica G. M.Figueroa, “Distributed Intensities: Whiteness, Mestizaje, and the Logics of Mexican Racism”

Steve Biko, I Write What I Like: Selected Writings

Nadine Naber, “Imperial Whiteness and the Diasporas of Empire”

Andy Clarno, Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994

Barbara Ransby, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century

Naomi Klein, When NO Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need