Black Lives Matter (Coursera)

Black Lives Matter (Coursera)
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Black Lives Matter (Coursera)
The #BlackLivesMatter movement is the most significant political movement in African American life in the United States in the last fifty years. BLM leaders denounced anti-black racism, white supremacy, and police brutality and reshaped how we think about gender, sexuality, social justice, economic injustice, and crime.

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The movement is grounded in a long history of African American activism. From slave revolts to the Black Panther Party, from the founding of the Congressional Black Caucus, to the eruption of the #BLM Movements, this course is an interdisciplinary and historical exploration of the BlackLivesMatter movement.


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WEEK 1

The Fundamentals of a Racist Culture

In this module, learners will study the fundamentals of a "Racist Culture." Learners will analyze the history of racism in America, the making of the conservative movement and the diversity of African American communities.


WEEK 2

Race, Police and Justice in the United States

In this module, learners will study the relationship between race and policing in the United States, by analyzing the history of policing, racial relations during the Obama Presidency and the tensions revealed by the killing of Trayvon Martin.


WEEK 3

Building The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

In this module, learners will study the politics, the people and the organization of the Black Lives Matter movement.


WEEK 4

The Future of #BlackLivesMatter

In this module, learners will study the future of the Black Lives Matter movement, by analyzing the George Floyd moment, the globalization of the movement, and future political options.



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