Ernest B. Johnson
POL S 315
Relates the deployment of political power within institutions to shifting racial identities. Shows how racial identities both reflect and inflect relations of domination and resistance within and between cultures in the black diaspora. Prerequisite: either AES 150, AFRAM 150, AFRAM 201, or POL S 201. Offered: jointly with AFRAM 315.
Description: An exploration of the historical and contemporary underpinnings of the societal imposition and in-group formation of multiple identities over the course of the African American experience. Emphasis will be placed on identifying and transcending the traumatic stress associated with the ongoing social construction of Blackness in the United States.
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Class assignments and grading: short research papers, targeted readings, group projects, discussion topics, quizzes, two papers, group attendance, group project.