When people talk about race, why is it that whiteness is rarely discussed? What does it mean that this nation normalizes white identity as the standard definition of a human? When we talk about racial justice, we must challenge the status quo and uproot definitions of identity that no longer serve the fight for racial equity.
Deconstructing Whiteness aims to confront conversations about privilege and positionality to understand where white bodies have the responsibility to be in movements against white supremacy and in solidarity with marginalized peoples and groups of color. This class will not be to coddle white fragility, but to deconstruct and relearn whiteness through case studies, speakers, and critical readings.
There are no exams, no essays, no heavy assignments in the course. Deconstructing Whiteness is heavily discussion based, so attendance is key!
Spring 2020 will be the 5th consecutive semester of Deconstructing Whiteness. Students and community members of all racial and ethnic backgrounds have praised this course as one of their favorite classes at CAL. Will you join our intentional conversations about race, identity, and the path to liberation?
|Deconstructing Whiteness||Brandon Mendoza and Ava Wallace||30||Mulford 240||[M] 8:00AM-8:00AM||02/03/2020||Open||--||19728|