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AFR-AME 0829 HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE OF RACE IN AMERICA

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    Jun 27, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    It is the most informative and relevant course I've taken in college so far. The class goes over race and how this concept was manifested into something that actually allows for some to succeed without having to work hard and others to face unfair obstacles based off of skin color. We go through the timeline of American history while unraveling the truth of how black people were treated, going in depth of the hardships they faced, and showing obstacles we didn't even know existed. There is so much we learn in this class and it covers so many areas to really illustrate how and why this mistreatment was able to happen, and how it continues to happen. We talk about time periods we have learned about before, that had hidden and untold stories and racist events, that should be taught when we learn about these things as young students. Everyone needs to be educated on this because we believe this time of racism and unfair privilege is so far away from us, however not much has changed at all in regards to the way black people are treated in society, and how those in power take advantage and mistreat people who are not white. If you are interested in learning about privilege and learning the true American history timeline, take this course.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about other people's perspective and struggle. This course exposed privilege that people as myself didn't realize they had and grew up with. After this course, I had more concrete ideas about race as a concept and actual facts on how it became naturalized in society. I learned about all the systems in America that create obstacles for black people. Highlights of this course include watching very informative videos that sum up this history in such a concise way, reading informative literature by people who did research on inequality, and talking and listening to my peers with different backgrounds gaining their perspective and ideas on topics that affect them differently than me.

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    3-5 hours

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    Do the reading because it is not that much and you honestly learn a lot from it. There are really interesting things in the reading that I would have never known.

    • Fall 2016
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