Unit 3: Humility and Boldness: Developing Racial Literacy to Expand American Democracy
Racial Identity Workshops
In these workshops, we explore the developmental process of identity. We then focus our attention on the creation of a personal racial identity and how it affects our experiences and perceptions of how race operates in the larger society. Readings and conversations reveal how racism functions both consciously and unconsciously as students develop their own racial identity and seek understanding of how to create honest, cross-cultural dialogue to counteract racial inequality.
Ethnic Studies Workshops
Students will explore issues of marginalization among certain ethnic groups in the United States. The foundation of each workshop is a historical analysis of each group’s exclusion from American Society. Common themes that run throughout each of the workshops are immigration, language, citizenship, stereotypes, and identity.