Course Description

ONLINE: Structural racism. Systemic inequality. White supremacy. Reflecting decades-long activism to rectify racial inequities, these and similar terms are increasingly being used in U.S. popular discourse, on the news, on social media and in our own OLLI classes. But they are often not defined or explained. Whether you are newly learning about these systemic problems or have been engaged in long-standing anti-racist work, this course can provide you with the tools you need to engage more deeply in conversations about and actions against structural racism. Drawing on both in-depth academic research and accessible video explainers, this course covers foundational theories of structural racism, key terms and definitions, and applications to the legal and health care systems. Together we will work through these ideas and become more conversant in the problems, explanations and solutions related to dismantling racial inequities in U.S. society. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 24.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
So What Is Structural Racism?
Online - Zoom
9:00AM to 10:15AM
May 02, 2024 to Jun 06, 2024
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Virtual Classroom  
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Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

The course will consist almost entirely of active student participation in instructor-facilitated class discussions.

The recommended reading is for those who wish to know more.

Recommended reading:
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, "White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era" (9781588260048)
Moon-Kie Jung, "Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy: Denaturalizing U.S. Racisms Past and Present" (9780804789387)

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