SOC 2520

SOC 2520

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The election of Barack Obama to the presidency has raised new questions in the American debate on race, politics, and social science. Has America entered a post-racial society in which racism and inequality are things of the past? Or does Obama's post-Black, race-neutral approach to governing signal the end of Black politics, race-based activism and prescriptive policy? In this course, students will use the Obama presidency to think, talk, and write about how race works in America. We'll examine the symbolism of Obama's personal narrative and biracialism to analyze his race-neutral campaigns and governing within the context of history, politics, and policies. We'll look at the public image of Michelle Obama, especially how she is gendered as Black radical and fashionista.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2504ASRC 2504GOVT 2604

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9950 SOC 2520   LEC 001