Political Science 246: Introduction to Black Politics in America
Instructor: C. Parker
Contact: csparker@; 543.2947
Ever since arriving on the North American continent over four hundred years ago, African Americans have encountered myriad barriers to in their quest for inclusion. Drawing on a mix of history and social science, we will come to understand why certain segments of America remain steadfast in their refusal to cede equality to African Americans. We will also discuss the political strategies undertaken by the black community to combat the social, political, and economic injustices they’ve endured. Of course, we discuss the ways in which having a black president affects black politics, and the purpose behind Black Lives Matter.