NOTE: Colorado College is responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. Block 7 and 8 classes are being delivered via distance learning. Admission open houses and visits are canceled. See Coronavirus Updates & Resources here.
This course will focus on the language of racism across societies, examining the nature of discourses that communicate and reproduce racist ideologies. The course will explore general trends in racist discourse in the United States, New Zealand, and certain regions of Europe and Latin America. We will examine the structures and effects of a range of racist discourses, from the extreme discourses of white supremacist organizations to the covert and everyday language of White racism, and explore racism as a global phenomenon rooted in European colonialism. Special focus will be placed on the discussion of college campus and cyber hate speech in the United States. This course will also explore grassroots forms of anti-racist communication with the public about issues of race, racism, and cultural appropriation.