Overcoming Racism: A Radical Approach

Syllabus

Section I and II (General)

Section I and II (Los Angeles)

Study Guides

Week 1 and Week 2 - Has racism always existed? The truth can set us free/ Profit and prejudice under capitalism

Week 3 - Autonomy or separatism: Which road for people of color?

Week 4 - Blacks and the unfinished Freedom Struggle

Week 5 - Feminists of color: Putting it all together

Week 6 - Immigrant workers: Rekindling the spirit of unionism

Week 7 - Challenges and rewards of organizing across color lines

Week 8 - Revolutionary Integration: The people’s tool for dismantling the master’s house

Reading Material

Week 1 and Week 2
Oliver C. Cox - Caste, Class & Race: A Study in Social Dynamics

Debra O'Gara - Profit & Prejudice: Why will it take a revolution to end racism

Week 3
Richard Fraser & Tom Boot - Revolutionary Integration: A Marxist Analysis of African American Liberation.  Google Books link.

Yolanda Alaniz & Megan Cornish - Viva La Raza: A History of Chicano Identity & Resistance

Week 4
W.E.B. Du Bois - Black Reconstruction in America: 1860-1880

Danielle L. McGuire - At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

Michelle Alexander - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Week 5
Audre Lorde - "Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference"

Merle Woo - "Stonewall Was a Riot--Now We Need a Revolution"

Merle Woo - "Yellow Woman Speaks"

Midnight Sun - "Sex/Gender Systems in Native North America"

Nancy Reiko Kato - Women of Color: Front-Runners for Freedom

Dorothy Roberts - Killing the Black Body

Week 6
Christina López - Estamos en la lucha: Immigrant women light the fires of resistance

Christina López - "La Raza Studies, ¡sí!"

Nellie Wong - "Where is my country?"

Ann Rogers - "NAFTA: Tri-country genocide against indigenous people"

Week 7
W.E.B. Du Bois - The Souls of Black Folk

Darryl Powell and Emily Woo Yamasaki - "Blacks and Asians: We are NOT enemies"

Mari Matsuda - "We Will Not Be Used"

Phillis Whitmore and Adrienne Weller - "What road for healing the divisions between African Americans and Jews?"

Nellie Wong - "You were born"

Week 8
Emily Woo Yamasaki and Andrea Bauer - "How can African American liberation be won? An answer to the Spartacist League's narrow conception of Revolutionary Integration"

Tom Boot - Revolutionary Integration: Yesterday and Today