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New University Course: ‘African American Resistance in the Era of Donald Trump’

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

This winter, students at Oregon State University will have the opportunity to take a new class that promises to teach them about how African Americans have historically resisted the “white supremacy.”

The class, titled ‘African American Resistance in the Era of Donald Trump,’ will be taught by Dr. Dwaine Plaza, a professor of sociology and current Chair of the Sociology Program in the School of Public Policy.

Plaza announced the new class last week in an email sent to some Oregon State students and obtained by Campus Reform, explaining that “The goal of the course is to give students an understanding for how racism is deeply embedded in social media, movies, television shows, music, art, literature, and sports.”

In a statement to Campus Reform, Plaza asserted that “the class emerged after the November 8 election,” because “In my opinion we are about to step back into the 1960s when whiteness was currency and people of color needed to be in the shadows struggling for whatever trickles down to us.”

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“This is one reason why our course is so important,” he said. “We need to lead our students on a journey to the past in order to gain a sense of purpose and resiliency for the fut…

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