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Critical Race Theory Seminar
J.D. Seminar 069 | 2 credit hours
Critical Race Theory (CRT) refers to a broad constellation of historical and contemporary conceptual frameworks that engage with prevailing racial theories of time, spaces, and/or social contexts. The course will examine race relations and racial discrimination and will investigate the theoretical relationship between race, ethnicity, nation, gender, and class. It will elaborate on CRT while reviewing the evolving contemporary racial scholarship which include feminism, critical white studies, Queer Theory, Asian Crit, and Lat-Crit theory as well. The course will provide a solid introduction to some of the main conceptualizations of racial theory: colorblind racism in a global context, theories of racialization, raced dichotomization, intersectionality, and critical whiteness studies. Through reading representative works of legal and social theories that engage with CRT, the course hopes to develop a dialogue about the meanings and ramifications of contemporary racism, and the challenges facing various racial theories.
This class will meet in Fall 2011 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the following days: 8/30, 9/1, 9/6, 9/8, 9/13, 9/15, 9/20, 9/22, and 9/27.