Skip to content

Course Schedule

Course Schedule

1/9 – Introduction

1/11 – What is Race?

Film: Race: Power of an Illusion (Part 1)

Reading: http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-01-x.htm

1/13 – Race as Social Construction

Reading: Lisa Wade, “The Census and the Social Construction of Race,” http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2010/03/29/the-census-and-the-social-construction-of-race/ Sally Raskoff, “The Social Construction of Race, Ethnicity, Sex, and Gender,” http://nortonbooks.typepad.com/everydaysociology/2009/03/the-social-construction-of-race-ethnicity-sex-and-gender.html

 

1/16 – No Class

1/18 – Talking about Race

Readings: Bob Blauner, “Talking Past each Other,” http://jonsenglishsite.info/Class%20Docs%205/4_Talking%20Past%20Each%20Other.doc; Steve Locke, “Why I don’t want to talk about Race” http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/why-i-dont-want-to-talk-about-race/

1/20 – Talking Past each other

Readings: Sarah Jackson, “Why I Want to Talk about Race, And Why You Should, Too,” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-j-jackson/talking-about-race_b_1087356.html; Jen Graves, “Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race,” http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/deeply-embarrassed-white-people-talk-awkwardly-about-race/Content?oid=9747101

 

1/23 – Racism and New Racism

Readings: “Why there’s no such thing is ‘reverse racism;” http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/07/15/884649/-Why-theres-no-such-thing-as-Reverse-Racism; Asraa Mustufa, “Study: Whites Think ‘Reverse Racism’ is on the Rise,” http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/05/study_on_white_perceptions_of_racism.html

1/25 – Racism – Case of Home Loans

Readings: Kai Wright, “Hard Knox in the Bronx,” http://www.thenation.com/article/165159/hard-knocks-bronx; Michael Powell, “Bank Accused of Pushing Mortgage Deals on Blacks,”  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/07/us/07baltimore.html?pagewanted=all

1/27 – Contd Home Loans

1/30 – Colorblind Racism

Readings: Sally Lehrman, “Colorblind Racism,” http://www.alternet.org/story/16792; Larry Yu, “Color Blindness: The New Racism?,” http://www.iexaminer.org/editorial/color-blindness-racism/; Monica Williams, “Colorblind ideology is a form of racism,” http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/colorblind/201112/colorblind-ideology-is-form-racism

2/1 – Privilege

Readings: Robert Jensen, “White Privilege Shapes the U.S.” http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/freelance/whiteprivilege.htm; Peggy McIntosh, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” http://nymbp.org/reference/WhitePrivilege.pdf.

2/3 – Privilege

Readings: Allen Johnson, “Our House is on Fire” http://www.agjohnson.us/essays/our-house-is-on-fire/; Tim Wise, “White People Swim in Preference,” http://www.alternet.org/story/15223/

2/6 – Living privilege

Readings: Phillip S. Smith, “Dorm Room Dealers: A Peek into the Drug World of the White and Upwardly Mobile” http://www.alternet.org/drugs/145042/dorm_room_dealers:_a_peek_into_the_drug_world_of_the_white_and_upwardly_mobile_/; Nicholas Peart, “Why Is the N.Y.P.D. After Me?” www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/opinion/sunday/young-black-and-frisked-by-the-nypd.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

2/8 – Challenging Privilege

2/10 – Stereotypes

Readings: Claude Steele, “Thin Ice: Stereotype Threat and Black College Students,” http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1999/08/thin-ice-stereotype-threat-and-black-college-students/4663/ ; John Cloud, “How Stereotypes Defeat the Stereotyped” http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1900261,00.html

2/13 – Stereotypes

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/selectatest.html; “The Surprisingly Limited Malleability of Implicit Racial Evaluations,” http://projectimplicit.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/the-surprisingly-limited-malleability-of-implicit-racial-evaluations/

2/15 – Living Stereotypes

Reading: Black stereotype college parties spark outrage, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16912374/ns/us_news-life/t/black-stereotype-college-parties-spark-outrage/#.TvkPB0ozL8A  Emanuella Grinberg, ‘We’re a culture, not a costume’ this Halloween, http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/26/living/halloween-ethnic-costumes/index.html

2/17 – Challenging Stereotypes

2/20 – No class

2/22 – Review

2/24 – Exam

 2/27 – Race and Globalization

Readings: John a. powell and S.P. Udayakumar “Race, Poverty & Globalization, http://globalexchange.org/resources/econ101/globalization; Lucky Sleigle, “An ethical guide to your home: from mobile phones to sofas,” http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/oct/14/environment-home-mobile-phones-laptops?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038

2/29 – Race, media, and Globalization

Readings: “Rihanna, Race, Globalization and Media or “Hey Netherlands!,” http://morethanaruby.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/rihanna-race-globalization-and-media-or-hey-netherlands-who-you-calling-de-n-b/; “Oprah, Race, and Neoliberalism: A Series of Diaries, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/01/15/934278/-Oprah,-Race-and-Neoliberalism:-A-Series-of-Diaries

3/2 – No Reading

Film: Life and Debt

3/5 – Global perspective 

Reading: Timmerman, xiii-20

3/7 – Made in Bangladesh

Reading: Timmerman, 23-52

3/9 – Made in Bangladesh

Reading: Timmerman, 53- 84

3/19 – Made in Cambodia

Reading: Timmerman, 85-106

3/21 – Made in Cambodia

Reading: Timmerman, 107-152

3/23 – Made in China

Reading: Timmerman, 151-186

3/26 – Made in China

Reading: Timmerman, 187-218


3/28 & 3/30 – NO CLASS

4/2 Harvested in America

Reading: Reading: Timmerman, 219-243; Gabriel Thompson, “The job you won’t do: Try working a season in the lettuce fields of Yuma,” http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/viewpoints/articles/2010/03/14/20100314thompson14.html#ixzz1hiVHlBrA; http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/5268/working_in_the_shadows_gabriel_thompson_sheds_light_on_immigrant_labor/

4/4-4/6 – Chocolate and Roses: Not so sweet anymore

Readings: Caroline Tiger, “Bittersweet Chocolate,” http://www.salon.com/2003/02/14/chocolate/; Kate McMahon, “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” http://www.alternet.org/wiretap/27500; Ginger Thompson, “Behind Roses’ Beauty, Poor and Ill Workers”; http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/13/us/behind-roses-beauty-poor-and-ill-workers.html?pagewanted=all;  Ross Wehner, “Valentine’s Day, and all is not rosy” http://articles.sfgate.com/2003-02-13/news/17478421_1_roses-ecuadoran-flower-association

4/9 Mugged: Coffee and Global Poverty

Readings: Rosemary Ekosso, “Starbucks and Ethiopian Coffee: The Bitter Taste of Exploitation,” http://www.thenewblackmagazine.com/view.aspx?index=488; Look at information here — http://prezi.com/5_gfqkpr-lpb/ces-440-starbucks-mocha-vanilla-latte/  

4/11 – Review

4/13 – Exam #2

4/16 – Schmidt, chapters #1-2

4/18 – Schmidt, chapters #3-4

4/20 – Schmidt chapter #5

4/23 – Schmidt, chapters #6-7

4/25-4/27 – TBA

 

Advertisements
Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: