Course Info: CSI-0139

CourseCSI-0139 White Supremacy: Overview
Long TitleWhite Supremacy and Appropriate Whiteness in the Age of Trump
Note(s) Satisfies Distribution
Textbook information
Meeting InfoFranklin Patterson Hall 108 on M,W from 4:00-5:20
FacultyLoretta Ross
Distribution(s) Power, Community and Social Justice
Cumulative Skill(s)Multiple Cultural Perspectives
Writing and Research
Additional InfoStudents are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.

Is White Supremacy a permanent feature of modern society? How does one appropriately respond to its ideology and political power in the Age of Trump? This course will analyze the history, prevalence, and current manifestations of the white supremacist movement by examining ideological components, tactics and strategies, and its relationship to mainstream politics. We will also research and discuss the relationship between white supremacy and white privilege, and explore how to build a human rights movement to counter the white supremacist movement in the U.S. Students will develop analytical writing and research skills, while engaging in multiple cultural perspectives. The overall goal is to develop the capacity to understand the range of possible responses to white supremacy, both its legal and extralegal forms.