Faculty Race Course
Hosted by InterVarsity Faculty Ministry
Dates/Times: This course will meet for 90 minutes once/week for 4 weeks Thursday Evenings, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Faculty Instructor: Dr. Angela M. Simms, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies at Barnard College - Columbia University
Faculty Host: Dr. Cullen Buie, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Esther & Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Chair at MIT
Over the course of four weeks, we will examine the social construction of race in the United States from the colonial period to the present. The lectures, readings, and personal and group exercises will analyze how capitalist interests, class differences, gender, immigration, and who “deserves” the full rights and privileges of citizenship, shape boundaries between and within racial and ethnic groups, and ultimately the racial hierarchy underpinning White domination. We will also consider how racism affects resource access inequities between racial and ethnic groups in education, criminal justice, media, and other domains.
IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
This course might be for you if:
• You are asking yourself: how can I better understand the current context of racism in America?
• You are looking for a group-setting in which to ask questions and learn more.
• You have read a few books, but still have lots of questions about American history and capitalism.