Course Schedule

WEEK 1

TUE, 8/26 INTRODUCTION
 READ Discuss the syllabus.
FILM Race: The Power of an Illusion (The Difference Between Us)
BLOG Why Ethnic Studies? DUE on/before 9/1.
https://ces101wsu2014fall.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/why-ethnic-studies-participation/

THU, 8/28 SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE
 READ Ten Things Everyone Should Know about Race
http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-01-x.htm
 READ Race Timeline- Go Deeper
http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-02-12.htm
 READ The Historical Origins and Development of Racism
http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-02-01.htm
FILM Race: The Power of an Illusion (The Story We Tell)
LEAD Group 9
 REF-Q Week 1 to ceswsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 9/1, 5:00 PM.

WEEK 2
TUE, 9/2 STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY: WHITE SUPREMACY AND RACISM
 READ Housing Policy
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/05/the-racist-housing-policy-that-made-your-neighborhood/371439/
 READ Where Race Lives- Go Deeper
http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-03-08.htm
FILM Race: The Power of an Illusion (The House We Live In)
LEAD Group 10

THU, 9/4 HISTORIOGRAPHIC INTERVENTION: OTHERING
 READ ZINN. Chapter ONE. Page 1- 22.
FILM Few Short Clips.
LEAD Group 1
 REF-Q Week 2 to ceswsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 9/8, 5:00 PM.

WEEK 3
TUE, 9/9 PREJUDICE-STEREYOTYPE- BIAS-DISCRIMINATION-RACISM
 READ ZINN. Chapter TWO: Drawing the Color Line. Page 23-38.
FILM What would you do? Father Disapproves Of Daughter’s Black Boyfriend
LEAD Group 2

THU, 9/11 STRUCTURAL INJUSTICE
 READ ZINN. Chapter FIVE: A Kind of Revolution. Page 77-102.
 REF-Q Week 3 to ceswsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 9/15, 5:00 PM.

WEEK 4
TUE, 9/16 USA AS AN EMPIRE
 READ ZINN. Chapter SIXTEEN: A People’s War? Page 407-442.
LEAD Group 3
FILM A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn

THU, 9/18 STRANGE ENIGMA OF RACE IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA
 READ BS. Chapter 1. Page 1-24.
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 4
 REF-Q Week 4 to ceswsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 9/22, 5:00 PM.

WEEK 5
TUE, 9/23 U.S. RACIAL STRUCTURE SINCE 1960S
 READ BS. Chapter 2. Page 25-72.
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 5

THU, 9/25 CENTRAL FRAMES OF COLOR-BLIND RAISM
 READ BS. Chapter 3. Page 73-100
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 6
 REF-Q Week 5 to ceswsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 9/29, 5:00 PM.

WEEK 6
TUE, 9/30 STYLE OF COLORBLINDNESS
 READ BS. Chapter 4. Page 101-122
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 7

THU, 10/2 COLOR-BLIND RACIAL STORIES
 READ BS. Chapter 5. Pages 123-150
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 8
 REF-Q Week 6 to ceswsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 10/6, 5:00 PM.

WEEK 7
TUE, 10/7 WHITE SEGREGATION: WHITE PRIVILEGE
 READ BS. Chapter 6. Pages 151-178
 READ White privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
http://www.nymbp.org/reference/WhitePrivilege.pdf
 READ A Mother’s White Privilege
http://manicpixiedreammama.com/a-mothers-white-privilege/
 READ Why privilege is hard to give up
http://www.salon.com/2013/08/01/why_privilege_is_so_hard_to_give_up/
 READ 17 Deplorable Examples
http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelblackmon/17-harrowing-examples-of-white-privilege-9hu9
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 9
BLOG White Privilege DUE on/before 10/13.
https://ces101wsu2014fall.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/white-privilege/

THU, 10/9 WHITE RACIAL PROGRESSIVES
 READ BS. Chapter 7. Pages 179-198
 READ Ten Things White People Can DO Besides Tweets
http://www.damemagazine.com/2014/08/14/ten-things-white-people-can-do-about-ferguson-besides-tweet
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 10
 REF-Q Week 7 to ceswsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 10/13, 5:00 PM.

MID-TERM (GRADED on the basis of REF-Q: Week 7)

WEEK 8
TUE, 10/14 ARE BLACKS COLOR-BLIND, TOO?
 READ BS. Chapter 8. Pages 199-224
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 1

THU, 10/16 FUTURE RACIAL STRATIFICATION
 READ BS. Chapter 9. Pages 225-254
 READ What Americans will Look Like in 2050.
http://mic.com/articles/87359/national-geographic-concludes-what-americans-will-look-like-in-2050-and-it-s-beautiful?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 2
 REF-Q Week 8 to ceswsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 10/20, 5:00 PM.

WEEK 9
TUE, 10/21 RACE MATTERS IN OBAMERICA
 READ BS. Chapter 10. Pages 255-300
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 3

THU, 10/23 EXPOSING WHITENESS OF COLORBLINDNESS
 READ BS. Chapter 11. Pages 301-316.
FILM Short Clips
LEAD Group 4
 REF-Q Week 9 to ceswsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 10/27, 5:00 PM.

WEEK 10
TUE, 10/28 CLASS, SEX, GENDER, and ABILITY
 READ “Sex and Gender through the Prism of Difference”
http://cooley.libarts.wsu.edu/schwartj/pdf/genderdiff.pdf
FILM How I Help Transgender Teens Become Who They Want To Be
LEAD Group 5
BLOG ABC of LGBTQIA DUE on/before 10/29.
https://ces101wsu2014fall.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/lgbtqia-dictionary/

THU, 10/30 RACIAL PROFILING AND RACIAL SPECTACLES
 READ Why Is the N.Y.P.D After Me?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/opinion/sunday/young-black-and-frisked-by-the-nypd.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all;
 READ Understanding Ferguson; Understanding White Supremacy
http://newblackman.blogspot.com/2014/08/understanding-ferguson-understanding.html
 READ America’s Criminal Justice System is Racist
http://www.vox.com/2014/8/14/6002175/its-not-just-ferguson-americas-criminal-justice-system-is racist
FILM Short clips
LEAD Group 6
 REF-Q Week 10 to ces.wsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 11/3, 5:00 PM.

WEEK 11
TUE, 11/4 STEREOTYPES: RACE, SEX, AND GENDER
 READ 7 Lies about African-American Girls
http://mic.com/articles/87985/7-lies-we-have-to-stop-telling-about-african- american-girls?utm_source=fbpartners
 READ Gender Flip
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens- blog/2014/apr/08/gender- flip-bondi-hipsters-miranda-kerr-gq
 READ Gender Stereotyping
http://www.psychalive.org/sexual-stereotyping/
 READ 27 Things You Had to Deal
http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/27-things-you-had-to-deal-with-as-the-only-black-kid-in-your
 READ An Open Letter to Privileged People
http://feministing.com/2014/05/30/an-open-letter-to-privileged-people-who-play-devils-advocate/
FILM Like A Girl, Subconscious Racial Bias in Children
LEAD Group 7

THU, 11/6: WAR ON DRUGS AND THE NEW JIM CROW*
 READ “Dorm Room Dealers: A Peek into the Drug World of the White and
Upwardly Mobile” http://www.alternet.org/story/145042/dorm_room_dealers%3A_a_peek_into_the_drug_world_of_the_white_and_upwardly_mobile
 READ “If you’re white, that joint probably won’t lead to jail time,”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/if-youre-white-that-joint-probably-wont-lead-to-jail-time/2014/01/10/caa94154-77f8-11e3-af7f-13bf0e9965f6_story.html
 READ The New Jim Crow: How the War on Drugs Gave Birth to a Permanent
American Undercaste
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelle-alexander/the-new-jim-crow-how-the_b_490386.html
FILM We Need to Talk About an Injustice
LEAD Group 8
 REF-Q 11 to ces.wsu@gmail.com DUE on/before 11/10, 5:00 PM.
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*Taken from David J Leonard’s Syllabus http://libarts.wsu.edu/ccgrs/undergraduate/syllabi/143/CES101_Leonard.pdf

WEEK 12
TUE, 11/11 Veteran’s Day–ALL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY
THU, 11/13 Present Outline of your Final Paper (G-1 & G-2)

WEEK 13
TUE, 11/18 Present Outline of your Final Paper (G-3 & G-4)
THU, 11/20 Present Outline of your Final Paper (G-5 & G-6)

WEEK 14
TUE, 11/25 Thanksgiving Vacation
THU, 11/27 Thanksgiving Vacation

WEEK 15
TUE, 12/2 Present Outline of your Final Paper (G-7)
THU, 12/4 Present Outline of your Final Paper (G-8)

WEEK 16
TUE, 12/9 Present Outline of your Final Paper (G-9)
THU, 12/11 Present Outline of your Final Paper (G-10)

MON, 12/15 Send final paper to ceswsu@gmail.com. It is DUE on/before 11:59 PM.

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