White People: In Anthropological Perspective


Against the cross-cultural backdrop of other systems of hereditary privilege and of the political and economic changes that threaten them, we will examine the history, the ideologies, and the psychology of white supremacy in the United States. It will be our task to understand both the insiders' point of view and its social context, which includes the mid-20th-century civil rights reforms, affirmative action, neoliberalism, and the progressive erosion of white monopolies on honor, voting rights, due process, a living wage, and upward mobility in US society.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • CULANTH 305S
  • HISTORY 385S
  • RIGHTS 305S
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