ONLINE CLASS: Race and Racism: The American Dilemma (2235)

Two Wednesdays: March 23 and 30, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Online

$90.00 Per Person (10 % off for members)

Brief Summary: An opportunity to learn about how race and systems of racial inequality are socially constructed and to become well informed about current national discussions of systemic racism and critical race theory.

Where does the idea of race come from? How is it related to racial inequality? This course will explain the origin of the concept of race and its connection to racial inequalities. The focus is on race as a social construction—a construction that shapes most U.S. institutions. The course will analyze systemic racism and explain the origins and implications of critical race theory—what it is and what it isn’t. This is an opportunity to educate oneself, based on contemporary research, about one of the most critical social issues facing American society. The course will include both lecture and discussion.

Prior to first class: Read Prologue and introduction to Getting Smart about Race

Before week two: read Chapters 1 and 3 of Getting Smart about Race

Two Wednesdays: March 23 and 30, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Online

Book Required:

Margaret L. Andersen, Getting Smart about Race: An American Conversation, Updated Edition (9781538156353)


Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law (9781631494536)

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Racism without Racists (9781538151419)

Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins, Race, Class and Gender: Intersections and Inequalities (9781337685054)

Carol Anderson, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (9781632864130)

George Fredrickson, Racism: A Short History (9780691167053) Elijah Anderson, Black in White Space (9780226657233): Note: not released until January 2022

Dr. Margaret L. Andersen is Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor Emerita at the University of Delaware. She is the author of several books, including her latest: Getting Smart about Race: An American Conversation. Her other books include: Race in Society: The Enduring American Dilemma, Thinking about Women, and the best-selling anthology, Race, Class and Gender. She is also the author of Living Art: The Life of African American Art Collector Paul R. Jones and On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection. Andersen is an emeritus member and former Chair of the National Advisory Board for Stanford University’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Past-Vice President of the American Sociological Association, and Past President of the Eastern Sociological Society. She was a professor at the University of Delaware for over forty years where she taught courses on racial inequality and served in several senior administrative positions at the University of Delaware, including as Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and Founding Director of the President’s Diversity Initiative.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000009967
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Getting Smart about Race: An American Conversation, Updated Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538156353
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - July 15th, 2021