M231. Race, Class, and Gender: Constructing Black Womanhood and Black Manhood in America
(Same as African American Studies M200G.) Seminar, four hours. Race, class, gender, and sexual identity are axes of stratification, identity, and experience. They are not merely identities but structural locations that are often taken for granted and rarely confronted, challenged, or contested. Many times one or more of these go unrecognized. Exploration of multiple and intersecting ways these concepts shape society, individual life chances, and daily social interactions for African Americans. Examination of race, class, and gender inequalities as individual aspects of social life. How race, class, gender, and sexual identity shape societies and individual experiences in interaction with each other. How these inequalities shape and are shaped by social institutions, including cultural institutions, economy, and family, within context of experiences of black women and black men in contemporary U.S. Letter grading.