Feb 01, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ALS 211 - Contemporary Black Social and Political Thought 3 s.h.

A survey of the political and social theories underpinning the struggle for liberation, legitimacy, and upliftment in the African diaspora, primarily the U.S. This course will examine such political and social issues as nationalism and separatism, the concept of race and identity, the problems of political representation, the notion of black authenticity and solidarity, the unsettled issues of colorism, interracial dialogue and relationships, reparations and social justice, and the influences of Marxism, Christian Socialism, and the growing black conservative movement. Readings will include selections from Du Bois, Alaine Locke, Frantz Fanon, King, Cornel West, M.E. Dyson, Lani Guinier, and others. Offered irregularly.
Cross-listed as POLS 211 .
Prerequisite(s): SoS.