Teaching Race with Optimism and Hope
Teaching that includes exposing systematic inequalities, racism, and sexism is facing challenges in Florida, USA. While the news media covers the new legislation in Florida, laws that are being replicated across the United States and dovetail with similar political intrusions into academia across the globe, the implications are found with how practices have changed. Reflecting on two decades of teaching on race and ethnicity in global perspective, this article describes the anthropology course offered at an honors college in terms of the teaching style, structure, and content. An anthropology of optimism and hope animates the pedagogy. Yet the course faces scrutiny under 2022 state legislation and is no longer being offered at New College of Florida.
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