Anti-Racism Specialization


Anti-Racism is a three-course specialization intended for anyone who is interested in learning about race and racism, particularly in the context of the United States, wants to be an anti-racist advocate, or seeks to incorporate anti-racist practices into their daily lives.
Anti-Racism I is an ideal starting place for learners unfamiliar with critical race theory and want a primer on race and racism in the United States. Anti-Racism II builds on the basics introduced in the first course and explores historical and linguistic constructions of race and racism in the United States and the theory of intersectionality. The second course also asks learners to apply its content to cultural contexts outside of the US, and it culminates in an interview project aimed at deepening conversational nuance when learners engage with the topics of race and racism with family, friends, colleagues, or peers. Anti-Racism III then puts the theory introduced in the first two courses into practice. Learners will create a plan for practicing anti-racism and develop a project for community outreach and engagement.

Learn, speak, act! The assignments and projects in Anti-Racism guide you from learning the basics of talking about race and racism to guiding a more nuanced and historically-informed conversation about identity in your cultural context. The specialization culminates with an invitation to reflect on the ways in which you can be an anti-racist advocate and challenges you to design a community outreach project that’s specific to your circumstances and skills.

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