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RLRL 3302 Racism: French and American Perspectives (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

French visitors have been observing and commenting on race relations in the United States since before the Civil War. During the twentieth century Paris became a magnet attracting disillusioned African-American artists, musicians and writers in search of a home and an opportunity to express their talents. And today the French confront a history of colonialism and struggle to combat racism as they interact with immigrants from former colonies. What is racism? What are the influences that shape attitudes towards race relations? We will explore these issues in the writings of Tocqueville, Beauvoir, Wright, Baldwin, and Fanon, among others.

Instructor(s): Jeff Flagg

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: AADS3302


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17