This decal aims to confront uncomfortable conversations about privilege and positionality to understand where white bodies have the responsibility to be in movements against white supremacy. This class will not be to coddle white fragility, but to deconstruct and relearn whiteness through case studies, speakers, and intense, critical readings. Some week topics include White Service, White Fragility, White Education, White Entertainment, White Emptiness of Culture, and White "Innocence."
Our learning objectives are to communally better develop our understanding of our positionality in the work of decolonization, and unlearn as well as develop new knowledge about white identity and how its constructs of oppression build most things we have come to see as “natural.”
There will be 1 paragraph responses to the discussion question that proves engagement with the topic at hand. Assignments are due weekly and will be submitted online. They will be reflective of the prior weeks themes but work generally with the common questions of the class.
One unexcused absence
2 Absences= Letter grade drop
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