Seminar Guide 2020-2021

Race Together: Learnings about and Race and Racism in America with
Arturo Pierre Lewis

Description: A socio-historical approach to systemic racism, the identification of systemic racism and a study of power and control in American culture and its institutions.

Outline: Instruction and discussion correlated to assigned readings, participant engagement, monthly small group discussion (Midway Moment) podcast (Race Together, Some More) guest presenters, and media.

Primary Texts: Majority-Minority Relations, John E. Farley, Sixth Edition with 2010 Census

Primary Articles: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh and White Privilege Shapes the U.S., Robert Jensen

Primary Correlated Sources:

Alexander, Michelle, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press, 2010

Coates, Ta-Nehisi, Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015

Douglass, Kelly Brown, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2015

Dyson, Michael Eric, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2017

Glaude Jr., Eddie S., Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul. New York: Broadway Books, 2017

Kendi, Ibram X., How to be an Antiracist. New York: One World, 2019

West, Cornell, Race Matters.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1993

Objectives and Outcomes: Throughout this seminar, participants will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the many factors regarding Racism in America and create a collaborative antiracism plan of action.

1. Trace the historical development of Racism.
2. Define what Racism is.
3. Identify Racism.
4. Recognize Racism in social institutions including education, religion, corporations, sports, music, and other entertainment industries.
5. Determine the cause and effects of Racism.
6. Examine intergroup/individual relations in the United States.
7. Explore the attitudes and beliefs of the individual and groups.
8. Diagnose controversies among differing groups.
9. Explore Racism as a social problem.
10. Project possible solutions for antiracism work.