Tue, Nov 22|
Unlearning and Addressing Anti-Blackness, White Supremacy, and Racism (Pt 11)
Week 11: Dissecting and Synthesizing Local, State, and Federally Sponsored White Supremacy, Affirmative Action for White People, and Anti-Black Terror Against All African Americans/Black People, and Other Non-White Groups In The 20th Century (Part 2)
Time & Location
Nov 22, 2022, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
About The Event
This session focuses on examining and dissecting local, state, and federally sponsored Anti-Black and Pro-White laws, policies, and practices which prevailed throughout 20th century America. It explores the personal and political ideologies of American leaders including presidents, and the programs that they, their constituents, and
beneficiaries produced and supported that have led to current-day racial inequities and disparities in the United States. In part two, much of the focus centers on the administrations of Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt (and his New Freedom), Harry Truman, (and his Selective Service Readjustment Act – better known as the G.I. Bill; as well as his Fair Deal policies), and Eisenhower. In addition, the content provides a perspective about socio-cultural relations and continually legally facilitated Anti-Black abuse and terror, exploring a series of examples that occurred during this era.
Additionally, the course continues to explore a combination of pivotal state and U.S. Supreme Court decisions that continued the enabling, facilitation, and racial imbalances in housing, health, economics, education, employment, incarceration, and all other institutional outcomes. It highlights the ongoing domestic terrorism White Americans continued enacting upon Black people during this period, as the result of Black people making, and attempting to make improvements in education, entrepreneurship, economics, employment, and housing – and also discusses the ways in which such progress and opportunities were stifled and halted by legal, programmatic, and systematic oppression – facilitated at all government and political levels (local, state, and federal). The years covered are approximately 1940-1960.