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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AFRA 222 - Racial Politics in Today’s Sports (3cr.)

Credit(s): 3
Investigates the politics of race in the U. S. sports with particular attention to the political status of African Americans, and white prejudice and discrimination. Ask such questions as: Is there racism in sports? How can we tell if ads are racist, and whether sports team owners are using code words to appeal to racial prejudices? Is kneeling for the anthem to protest the treatment of Black Americans unpatriotic? Are race-conscious policies really necessary? Should Black athletes use sports to protest socio-political issues? Seek to answer these questions and more by studying the systemic forms of oppression and discussing various cultural perspectives in an atmosphere of intellectual rigor and mutual respect for opposing views. Develop your understanding race by using the context of sport to explore many salient issues in American society such as racism, blind patriotism, capitalism, sexism, violence, oppression, etc. Enhance your critical thinking skills, information literacy skills, and your ability to place historical and contemporary issues in proper context.
Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
Crosslisted: POSC222.
University Breadth: History and Cultural Change (HIST & CLT) Additional University Requirement(s): Multicultural Course Typically Offered: Winter and Summer
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