Prerequisites: Member of Honors College.
Diversity & Soc/Beh Sci Exploration
This seminar will focus on critical race theory (CRT) as a critique of racism in the law and society and discuss its current applications to education and diversity. As a form of oppositional scholarship, CRT challenges the experience of White European Americans as the normative standard; rather, CRT grounds its conceptual framework in the contextual experiences of people of color and racial discrimination through the use of counter-narratives/stories and emerging analysis of structural racism. This will be a reading- and writing-intensive class, and we will focus on how CRT can be a useful framework to analyze and hopefully transform educational institutions (K-12 and higher education) and policies to promote positive change regarding racial social injustice.