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GOVT168 CM - Black Intellectuals: Debating Race in the Age of Obama

In post-civil rights America racial inequality remains an enduring problem and source of controversy. This class explores that problem and controversy through the writings of the nation’s most influential black intellectuals. They include liberals, conservatives, and many iconoclasts who are not easily placed on any political spectrum. As these differences suggest, disagreements among our nation’s most prominent African American intellectuals run deep. They disagree, for example, over such fundamental questions as the significance of racism in modern America and the best means of achieving racial equality. Their varied perspectives have enriched and shaped our national conversation about race, and they continue to help all of us think more deeply about racial inequality-America’s most enduring social and political problem.

Prerequisite: GOVT 020 CM  

Offered: Occasionally

Credit: 1

Course Number: GOVT168 CM