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.
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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.
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