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    Jun 19, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

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    Course Overview:

    I was able to learn how many marginalized people have been stripped from intangible and tangible resources and the social and volunteer programs that are meant to help those who are most vulnerable. Prof. Ellison helped students delve into the social issues of America and how students can help improve the lives and try to end the suffering of marginalized people.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how many marginalized peoples have been forced to create their own social and welfare programs because the systemic ways of our government has done little about their suffering. The most interesting topic of the course was mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex which have dehumanized many people of color who have been victimized from gang injunctions.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would recommend that students be open for discussions that are uncomfortable and disheartening. The readings assigned for class showed a glimpse of the terrors that many marginalized people have faced for decades. Once the course shifts to activism and intersectionality, there are class discussions that make some students uncomfortable. I advise many non-open-minded students to read a few articles that deal with social justice issues in diverse communities. Overall, the course will help students understand social justice and its issues.

    • Spring 2016
    • Treva Ellison
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