Why are Black and other racialized groups comparatively more disadvantaged than people racialized as White? Although race is a social category, it has profound effects on our life chances and opportunities. Explanations for and strategies to address racialized inequalities have long been debated.
Emphasizing sociological perspectives, this course highlights and presents explanations for ongoing racialized inequalities across various social institutions, in opportunities for advancement, and in everyday social interactions. More specifically, this course will discuss racialized inequalities in the following areas: poverty and wealth, the labor market, the educational system, the criminal justice system, health, neighborhoods and housing, the political process and representation, and social interactions and relationships.
Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.