The class identifies, examines, and confronts white supremacy as a moral crisis for American Christians. Students will identify, describe, and analyze white supremacy and how it intersects with patriarchy, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and xenophobia in particular ways.
Focusing on white supremacy risks further prioritizing whiteness (as feelings, guilt, fragility) in this majority and historically white institution. In the wake of the crisis of the 2016 election, and the ongoing crisis that white supremacy abets through police killings, environmental racism, and draconian immigration policies, among many other ways, I believe the risk is worth taking. We will work diligently to obviate against further prioritizing whiteness, by reading and listening to scholars of color who analyze white supremacy and social, political, and economic relations of power from their disciplinary vantage points in ethics, theology, philosophy, history, and legal theory.
Note: Enrollment limited to 15 students.
- Professor: Sarah Azaransky