ANT 391 • Black Genocide & Resistance
12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Drawing on William Patterson's We Charge Genocide (1951), based on which he and a delegation that included Du Bois and Robeson accused the US of genocide against African Americans at the United Nations, this course explores the competing concepts and manifestations of, as well as alternatives to the past and ongoing genocide of Afrodiasporic communities in the Americas. Special attention will be given to the theoretical and practical efforts black communities have employed in combating their imposed marginalization in the areas of housing, employment, health, and politics.
Possible readings include William Patterson's We Charge Genocide, Dorothy Robert's Killing the Black Body, Robert Williams's Negroes With Guns, Robin Kelley's Yo' Mama's Disfunktional!, Gerome Miller's Search and Destroy, and Cathy Cohen's The Boundaries of Blackness.