Defining Black Repair|
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Reading list will be available at R J Julia Booksellers
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Final Exam: In pairs, students will write an 8-page proposal for a reparations program for Middlesex County. Students will be asked to present their proposals to Wesleyan's student body groups. Midterm: A 5-page research report that includes some discussion on how the county has been enriched by slavery and racialized exploitation. Short Essay Assignment: A 4-page review of a reparations text.
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|Instructor(s): Simone-Thompson,Zaira Times: .M..... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: CAAS LOUNG; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 2||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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