- Sonia Lee
- Distance (DO) Synchronous Online
- Days and Times
- TR 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Course Description
Dominant discourses on Black-Latino relations focus on job competition, while a few others celebrate the future of an America led by “people of color.” What is at stake in these narratives? How did we come to understand what is “Black” and “Latino?” Students taking this course will examine the history of African Americans’ and Latinos’ racialization under British, Spanish, and American empires, paying attention to both the construction of the racial “Other” by European elites, the re-claiming of identities by the racially marginalized through the Black and Brown liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s, and the movements’ impacts on black-Latino electoral and grassroots coalitions, mass incarceration of youth, and Afro-diasporic politics in the 21st century. This course carries an IW credit.