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Defining Black Repair
AFAM 277
Fall 2021
Section: 01  

Black Reparations is a concept that refers to claims for reparations made by African descendants in the United States as defined in Boris Bittker's (1973) "The Case for Black Reparations." However, the term is not exclusive to the experiences of slavery and other forms of racial violence in the U.S. As demonstrated by reparation activists of the African diaspora, the concept unifies the experiences of all African descendants.

In this seminar students will explore both national and regional movements for reparations, primarily in the context of the Caribbean and the U.S. Students will compare the formation of reparatory struggles in both geographies, from post-emancipation to the present, which is instrumental to understanding the concept of Black Reparations. What constitutes Black Reparations? What are the frictions and connections between reparative struggles in the Caribbean and the U.S.? These are the questions that students will be asked to consider throughout the course. Building on scholarship on Black Reparations and reparation policies, students will be asked to design their own proposals for how Middlesex County could implement practices of Black repair.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on NOV-28-2023
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