Race has been a central issue in United States politics since the country's founding. From debates about the South's "peculiar institution" to the Civil Rights Movement to contemporary discussions about a post-racial America, political discourse in the United States has often revolved around issues of race. In this course, we will examine the major political issues, struggles, and ideologies of African Americans in order to better understand U.S. Politics. Topics will include early and contemporary African American political thought, racism and segregation, inequality, the politics of the Civil Rights Movement, African American participation in electoral politics, and other contemporary issues.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC; FA SSC