Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLS 312 - Politics of Reparations (4)

Examines contemporary and historical debates surrounding the provision of reparations for Black Americans in the United States and the forms those reparations may take. While the primary focus of the class will be on reparations for slavery, Jim Crow segregation, and institutionalized racism in the US, we will also examine other forms of and debates around reparations throughout US history and cross-nationally to give context to this examination. We will end the semester with a close case study of Asheville’s resolution to provide reparations to Black residents. Class discussion will be supplemented with guest lectures from experts and advocates in the community. See department chair.