This course is based on the book White Fatigue: Rethinking Resistance for Social Justice. The book explores the challenges of learning to understand systemic and institutional racism. White Fatigue refers to the idea of White folks who believe racism is wrong but seem to get frustrated with learning about racism because of its complexity. The book explores ideas ranging from what is racism and its forms, resistance, privilege, racial identity development, race and politics, the success and failure of multicultural education, theoretical perspectives on the challenges of learning about racism, racial literacy, and how we can institutionally confront fatigue. Ultimately the text encourages us to rethink the ways we talk about racism as a matter of social justice.

Understanding and Rethinking Anti-Racism and Resistance (GEC)
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: November 3, 2020 – December 8, 2020
  • Synchronous Sessions: Tuesdays from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in Blackboard Collaborate
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Dr. Joseph Flynn, Associate Director, Center for Black Studies at NIU
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  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: October 20, 2020)

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, academy@harpercollege.edu.