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CAST 231 - The Coalition of the Future: How We Combat White Nationalism and Weave the Fabric of Democracy

HC SSCI
2 credits
The 2020 presidential election caused a number of observers to suggest that the United States is more deeply divided than ever before, and that the survival of democracy itself is threatened. This course is intended for students who wish to challenge the hopelessness of this view by exploring the politics of white nationalism through the lens of community building and organizing. Students will grapple with the intersections between anti-Semitism and racism and the ways they conspire in white nationalist ideology to threaten our democracy. The class will focus on political ideologies, systems of oppression, social movements, as well as social change in practice. We will consider the history of white nationalism and white supremacy, examine how they affect Black and Jewish communities as well as the broader society, and ultimately focus on the hands-on work on engaging in difficult conversations to build alliances and create broader coalitions for change.



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