Jun 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ALS 3070 - 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. Pass/Fail Option. Offered irregularly.
Cross-listed with POLS 3070 .
Prerequisite(s): SoS.