The course Race and Resistance reviews the history of race and racism from the perspective of the oppressed. My goal is for students to better understand how race and racism contribute to their personal experiences and the world around them.
We will begin the course by establishing the major social and political forces in the global history of race, with a special focus on slavery, colonialism, and capitalism. From there, we will delve into the historical sociology of resistance, looking specifically at revolts, revolutions, and the black radical tradition. For each learning unit, we will have lecture, reflection on personal experience, and connecting the topic to the world around us. We will read, discuss, and theoretically examine how race and power have worked in history and continue to exercise remarkable power over our lives.
- Teacher: Boersema Jacob