University of Colorado Boulder

Anti-Racism I

This course is part of Anti-Racism Specialization

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Shawn
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  • how to talk about race and racism

  • how to distinguish the difference between talking about race/racism and participating in racist acts

  • how to use contemporary intersectional terminology through a provided glossary

  • how to define systemic and institutional racism

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There are 3 modules in this course

This week you will learn various ways of defining race through definitions of whiteness. While race and racism have, in popular discourse, been understood to refer to non-white people, we start with whiteness since whiteness has been the primary ideology that dominated the formation of the United States, its laws, power structure, society, and culture. The anti-racism glossary also provides a variety of definitions related to race, racism, and anti-racism.

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3 videos7 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Now that you've learned to define whiteness and other terms related to race, racism, and anti-racism, this week focuses on identifying the impact of race, racism, and anti-racism. The first article contextualizes our current moment of racial crisis, along with identifying differences between being not-racist and anti-racist. The remaining readings and viewings provide historical context for systemic racism, especially anti-Black racism in the US.

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1 video8 readings1 discussion prompt

For this final week of the anti-racism course you will see how the application of these terms and concepts are tied to other overlapping oppressions and how they can be used for specific anti-racism work, such as defunding the police (and why this is not as radical as people may think it is, though in many ways to imagine an anti-racist world is a radical act) and specific actions that each of us can do to be anti-racism allies and educators.

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3 videos11 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt1 plugin

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Shawn
University of Colorado Boulder
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