A WSS/AFS/LCS 240
How do we learn classism, racism, and sexism? More importantly, how do we unlearn them? This interdisciplinary course will examine the social constructions of class, race, and gender, and explore how they intersect to shape inequalities, hierarchies, and power relations reflected in various social, cultural, and political systems. We will also study different historical and contemporary examples impacting on our worldviews. In the end, our goal is to dismantle these various “isms” and envision a world based on equality, social justice, and liberation.
Artwork Featured: Angele Etoundi Essamba's "White Ebony"; "American Muslim"; "Hurricane Katrina Survivor"; Lyle Ashton Harris's "Miss America"; Cynthia Tom's Grandparents from Angel Island series; and Alma Lopez's "Proposition 187."