Prejudice and Discrimination: Individual Cost and Response

Course Number: 
45732

This foundational diversity class explores the origins and practices of racial/ethnic prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination, and how other demographic factors such as class, gender, sexuality, and nationality intersect to solidify and perpetuate inequality. We will explore the resulting psychological, economic, and sociopolitical tolls on individuals, and also examine various individual responses that can mitigate the negative impacts of or engage in resistance towards such discriminations (such as racial/ethnic identity development, deliberate retention of heritage culture, and social/political mobilization). This class consciously expands a dominant binary discourse of race to develop a more inclusive and complex paradigm that accurately reflects the diversity of contemporary America.

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