Learning Objectives

1.1 What is the connection between racial slavery in America and the social construction of race?

1.2 How are racial categories tied to power, and how have they changed in meaning over time?

1.3 What is intersectionality? How does intersectionality help us understand the ways people experience racial inequality?

1.4 What are the sociological definitions of race, ethnicity, prejudice, discrimination, ethnocentrism, and racism?

1.5 How might you best handle the challenges that come with a course about race and ethnicity?