White Supremacy: In Anthropological Perspective

CULANTH (305S)

Against the cross-cultural backdrop of other systems of hereditary privilege and of the political and economic changes that threaten them, we will examine the history, the ideologies, and the psychology of white supremacy in the United States. It will be our task to understand both the insiders' point of view and its social context, which includes the mid-20th century civil rights reforms, affirmative action, neoliberalism, and the progressive erosion of white monopolies on honor, voting rights, due process, a living wage, and upward mobility in U.S. society. One course.

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CCI, CZ, R, SS