Five College Consortium

Colorblind Culture

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Black Studies
Course Number: 
336
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as SOCI 334 and BLST 336 [US]) The passage of civil rights legislation in 1964 and 1965 was a defining moment in American race relations. By comparison to what preceded it, the post-civil rights era amounted to a great social transformation, leading many to assert ours is now a “colorblind” culture. This course will use the idea of colorblind culture to examine the changing role of race and racism in the contemporary United States. We will examine specific claims that United States culture is, or is not, colorblind, while exploring the social structural, institutional, and broader cultural factors that shape present-day race relations.

Requisite: SOCI 112 or equivalent. Open to juniors and seniors. Limited to 20 students. Admission with consent of the instructor. Spring semester. Professor Lembo.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
SOCI-334-01,BLST-336-01
Schedule #: 
BLST-336-01-1718S

Course Sections

Colorblind Culture
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Ronald Lembo ralembo@amherst.edu T 01:00PM-03:30PM WEBS 102