PLATO Members Discuss Issues of Injustice and Inequality


Name Email Phone
Rick Orton
Patricia Eaton
Rod McKenzie
Frank Power 608-271-9219

Course members will explore issues and ideas involving cultural, social, political and economic disparities that affect all member of our Madison community. We will investigate the concept of and the effect “white privilege” has on us. Reading and discussion of three books will reveal the “world view” of others and how these views or experiences may differ from our own and how these differences may affect our relationship with one another.

See accompanying syllabus for additional information.

Required reading:

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Gale Group, 2016.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. W.W. Norton, New York, 2017.

Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker by Kathy J. Cramer. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2016.

Selected reading: “The Extraordinary Negro” by Angela Davis in Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X, Kendi. Public Affairs, 2016.


 UW South Madison Partnership

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Date

 March 1, 2018

End Date

 May 3, 2018


 High participation with class discussion on   reading assignments and guest     presentations.

Class Size

 No limit

Class notes

Submission of a course Registration Form accompanying this course description is a registration requirement. Registration is open to all PLATO members. Email the completed form to A hard copy can be requested by calling 608-271-9219. Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 21. Participants will be notified of entry into the course no later than Friday, February 23..

Additional Information

Registration Form - Word Format



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