2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

AFRI125 AF - Afro-Pessimism and the Politics of Hope

This course will survey the deep and dark history of dreams, accomplishments and roadblocks that have constituted and continue to influence the ways Blacks in America negotiate a compromised political position. Traversing history from the brutality of the captured slave, to reformation and Jim Crow, to the Civil Rights movement and the modern day reflections on the role of civil society, police, and entertainment; we will reflect on the desires, goals, and hurdles that Blacks have faced all the while trying to articulate a sense of freedom within a white supremacist regime by following two lines of political thought: a Politics of Hope and Afro-Pessimism.

Offered: Every other year

Credit: 1

Course Number: AFRI125 AF