Dec 06, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

AFR 310 - The Afterlife of School Segregation (= EDU 310)



This course is about the everyday ways Black students and educators suffer in schools.  Despite the end of legal segregation of schooling in the United States, Black students and educators remain racialized, dehumanized, criminalized and hypersexualized in educational spaces from hallways to classrooms to communities.  But there’s more to the story:  Black students and educators also resist, refuse, and reimagine the routine and enduring practices of schooling that cause Black suffering, melancholy and indignities in schooling.  While we will explore an Afropessimist view of schooling, we will also examine black educational fugitive spaces as spaces of radical possibility.  The course is designed as a reading seminar that prepares students to create a critical intervention that grows out of complicated conversations, personal experiences and alternative research methodologies in educational spaces

Satisfies Africana Studies major requirement
Satisfies Educational Studies minor requirement
Meets the Social-Scientific Thought requirement
Meets the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement