Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this class because there is so much African-American history in America that is not taught in grade school. Our country has come a long way yet there is still racism and racial issues that plague it. African-Americans built this country and there were many influential leaders that paved a way despite years of oppression. I've always been reluctant to take this class because of the racial tensions that go on in this world but it was very refreshing and I got a deeper sense of understanding and appreciation. I should have taken it earlier than I did. This class was very eye-opening and inspiring and could be beneficial to anybody despite their cultural background.
This class was online but I loved the videos that were provided. That was a highlight for me because I'm a visual learner and I love documentaries. I learned that slavery started years before Europeans came to Africa and I also learned that Africans had slaves themselves. I learned that 2 million slaves died during the Middle Passage in the Atlantic Ocean from starvation, murder, diseases, suicide or died as a result of self-mutilation. Women were raped and often tried to kill their own babies because they didn't want to bring a child into the world under those circumstances. As the years progressed leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X to name a few paved the way for equality and civil rights in America.
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I would advise students to have an open mind and be respectful of others thoughts and opinions. This class was very insightful, even if you were an African-American taking it. I would also advise students to read all of the material and get all of the information they can out of this class. It will teach students how to deal with racial issues and how to be sensitive to other cultures as well. This class was very interactive with discussions among your peers so don't wait until the last minute.