CHICLA 315: Racial Formation and Whiteness

Examines the construction of whiteness in the United States from the colonial period to the present with an eye to the ways in which Chicanx Latinx communities have engaged with whiteness. Learn and apply a variety of relevant racial theories to historical cases, exploring the process of racialization through specific racial projects in time and space. Evaluate theories about identity, citizenship, and justice that influence contemporary anti-racist praxis and develop writing skills through essays that take positions on debates within Chicanx Latinx studies.