Race & Racism in American Culture | Spalding University Catalog

ANTH-315: Race & Racism in American Culture

3 credit hours

We closely investigate the ideas that give life to race and racism and the social practices through which race and racism become part of our everyday lives in the United States. Specifically, we explore the intimate relationship between racism and American mythology, in which capitalism plays a major role. Ultimately, our goal is to go beyond superficial notions of racism to understand how racism operates as a social and cultural practice above the level of the racist beliefs of individuals. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.