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“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, … Continue reading
By Dan Berger | Black Perspectives The stirring directive sounded like the denouement of a legal thriller: “I am going to ask you, if you will, for the next few minutes to think Black with me—to BE black,” famed defense … Continue reading
In this class we will interrogate narratives of racial passing in a variety of forms. These narratives raise questions about the construction, reinforcement and subversion of racial categories. There is a rich trove of literature focused on passing within African … Continue reading
By Shayna Plaut Nicole Cardinal is a self-described “matriarch-in-training” from the Dakelh Nation and “a First Nations and Indigenous Studies Warrior.” Deeply committed to her schooling as a mature undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia (UBC), her number … Continue reading
Acclaimed award-winning author and author of ’Half of a Yellow Sun’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reflects on the role of literature in conversation with Ellah Allfrey, deputy editor of Granta Magazine.
By Michelle Lugalia-Hollon, Contributing Editor, Global Health Universal government-funded health insurance goes as far back in history as 1883. Developed countries such as Germany, Sweden, Britain and Norway began providing some form of universal health insurance to citizens as early … Continue reading
Professor Errington is interested in the linguistic dimensions of social life, ranging from the social implications of patterns of verbal communication, to forms and uses of sociolinguistic hierarchies, to the linguistic effects of large scale dynamics. His research and writing … Continue reading
This course, heavily dependent upon Hazel Carby’s Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist (Oxford, 1987), is intended to explore the parameters of the literature produced by Black women in the Americas between slavery and the Harlem Renaissance. … Continue reading
Chicano History- 19th and 20th Centuries: This course is designed to give the student an awareness of the history of the Chicano community. It will provide an overview of the political, cultural and historical contributions made by Chicanos to American … Continue reading
What does it mean to engage “Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction “ within a specifically historical framework? First and foremost, it means that we must be attentive to change over time. How did slavery begin? What culture and experiences did Africans … Continue reading
This course provides an introduction to the histories of people of Asian descent in the United States from the late eighteenth to early twenty-first centuries. In addition to exploring the distinctiveness of Asian American history as a field of study, … Continue reading
The re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Slavery by Another Name
In the past few years, beauty queens have appeared with increasing regularity in mainstream U.S. media. Tara Conner’s frequent partying and underage drinking were highly publicized when they almost lost her the Miss USA crown in 2006. The following year, … Continue reading
This course is designed to allow students to explore the meanings of manhood and the various constructions of masculine identity in America between the late-18th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The negative images (opposites) against which manhood … Continue reading