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Courses - Fall 2023
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Special Topics in Black Culture; African American and Latino Social, Cultural and Political Relations: 1940 to Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Cross-listed with USLT498E. Credit granted for AASP498O or USLT498E.

An examination of the social, cultural, and political relationships between African American and Latino/a/x communities. In doing so, we will explore identity conundrums such as what constitutes a Latino/a/x. Who is African American? This nation has rarely seen two groups often lumped together spatially and socially with a rich history of working together towards progress, so divided and contentious. We will also through the analysis of trends look to find points of mutual concern and possible convergence and political coalition. In this course, it will be necessary to examine residential patterns and segregation, as well as learn about Latin American political and racial formation. We also will examine Afro-latinidad, which complicates the sociopolitical landscape and relationship between African American and Latinx communities.