Racism in America : Understanding the History of Slavery And Its Impact on American Culture
Racism in America: How much do we really understand about the colonization of North America? What drove the Europeans to North America? What did the early colonizers hope to gain from colonizing? How much do we really know about the constructs of slavery and the policies and laws established to keep this system in place? Looking through a historical lens, this seven part series will delve deep into why slavery came into existence and how slavery was constructed. We will analyze the impact of racism and “illuminate the efficient systems–both dejure and defacto–that were put in place” to control and “dehumanize African Americans,” a system of segregation and discrimination that is threaded deeply into our social system, which still permeates in our society today.
The series is facilitated by Fran L. Lassiter, Ph.D., Professor of English, Montgomery County Community College.