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Series 1: Honors 199, "Inquiries in Contemporary American Civilization: Understanding Race, Challenging Racism", Fall 2020


Scope and Contents

This series contains digital files for the syllabus and student interview video projects for Jackson Bartlett's Fall 2020 Honors 199 course "Inquiries in Contemporary American Civilization: Understanding Race, Challenging Racism."


  • Creation: Fall 2020

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Course Description

Race and racism are central parts of American life, yet have long been considered topics too provocative to discuss in polite company. In this course, we will address these concepts head-on. The product of a collaboration between students and faculty, Honors 199: Understanding Race, Challenging Racism considers the long and complicated history of race and racist ideologies in the US, and how they continue to shape politics, culture, and society in the twenty-first century. Students will examine the intersections of racism with other oppressive ideologies, like sexism classism, homophobia, and ableism, among others, while envisaging what a more fair and equitable society might look like. Students will spend considerable time reflecting on their own experiences, as well as honing their ability to engage in productive dialogue. At the end of the course, students will outline a set of effective strategies for facilitating a campus-wide conversation on racism and its intersections. By the end of the course, students will have significantly enriched their ability not only to articulate their own thoughts about race and antiracism, but also to use and evaluate appropriate methods for engaging in conversation about these issues.


12.9 Gigabytes (Born-digital files, comprised of the class syllabus from Dr. Jackson Bartlett, and video interviews of the students by their classmate peers, exploring each student's relationship to anti-racism, past, present, and future.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


This series is arranged into the following sections:

Honors 199 class syllabus, Fall 2020 Subseries 1.1: "Anti-Racism and Me" video interviews

Repository Details

Part of the Anti-Racism Archive Repository

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