Monday, March 27, 2017

Summer Course in African American Studies

AAS 139/Course Number: 10783

Session D: TWTh 1:00-3:30PM
Kenly Brown, GSI/AAS Lecturer

In this class, we will use an intersectional framework to analyze how race, gender, and class define the public education system in the United States.  We will begin the course from the standpoint of Black women and men, who were enslaved and emancipated, thereby becoming one of the first to campaign for universal schooling in the United States.  Once schooling was taken over by white philanthropist and southern apologists, schools socialized and disciplined Black students according to ideological assumptions that they are unteachable and inferior.  We will then interrogate how class and gender inform racialized schooling experiences and its impact on Black students' pathways in school.  We will conclude with the emergence of the carceral state and punitive punishment in school (e.g. expulsion and suspension) and how it shapes the lives of Black students and solidifies violence in schooling and their communities.