University of Pittsburgh

Spring Term Course Offering, Race and Social Problems, SWGEN 2080

Publish Date/Time: 
November 6, 2012

The course Race and Social Problems, SWGEN 2080, will be offered Spring Term by Dr. Ralph Bangs, Associate Director of the Center on Race and Social Problems. 

The class provides an exciting set of readings, documentaries, guest speakers, and class discussions.  Students will learn about race-related social problems, their consequences, causes, and solutions.

The class will meet every Thursday, 6:00-8:50 pm.


Some of the books the class will read and discuss are:

• Joe Feagin, Racist America, 2nd edition, 2010

• Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow, 2010

• Ira Katznelson, When Affirmative Action Was White, 2005

• Beverly Tatum, Can We Talk about Race, 2007

For more information, contact Dr. Bangs at


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