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Race State: Race, Public Policy, and the Making of the New Deal State Since 1930
AFAM 240
Fall 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: HIST 284, AMST 254

This course examines the role of race in the conceptualization and execution of public policy in 20th-century American history. The course begins in the Great Depression with the construction of a racialized welfare state, then moves to the questions of an integrated military, school integration and the role of the courts, the creation of hyper-segregated metropolitan areas, the racialization of crime, voting rights, and busing, affirmative action, and the role of the state providing educational opportunity in a "post"-civil rights America. We will also consider important studies of race that shaped the policy discourse in the United States, including Myrdal's AMERICAN DILEMMA, the Kerner Commission Report, and William Julius Wilson's writings on race and class.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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