RELG 056. Afro-Asian Solidarities in the Americas

This interdisciplinary course analyzes the relationship between Black and Asian communities in the Americas, highlighting moments of solidarity and unity and areas of divergence and conflict. Moving from slavery to indentureship to U.S. immigration, particularly post 1960s, students will examine the rhetoric of the "yellow peril," the myth of the model minority, the rise of Black Power movements, orientalist stereotypes, and anti-blackness within the Asian (inclusive of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean) community.
Eligible for ASIA, PEAC, BLST
Fall 2023. Persaud.
Catalog chapter: Religion
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