For those interested in “antiracism,” education awaits.
At the Charlotte campus of the University of North Carolina, the state school’s offering a graduate program in that very subject.
A UNC Charlotte webpage hails its “Graduate Certificate in Antiracism.”
Here’s how it’s described:
The Graduate Certificate in Antiracism provides a coherent curriculum that draws from four content courses addressing race and racism in professional or organizational spaces. The Certificate caters to individuals interested in an advanced degree that provides an understanding of education in urban environments with a focus on race, racism, and antiracism.
What will entrants get out of it?
The certificate will demonstrate that students have completed coursework enabling them to become justice-oriented change agents in the organizations in which they work.
The program brings to mind a May announcement by the University of Central Florida.
UCF launched its “Social Justice In Public Service” graduate certificate.
From the website:
Students will understand factors that contribute to inequity among various groups, with a focus on providing a theoretical background and methods to analyze social justice issues in public service. They will understand principles of social justice as they apply to government and nonprofit sector in education, health, transportation, and housing policy domains among others. … The Social Justice in Public Service graduate certificate seeks to develop leaders who can influence policy to create social justice.
At the bottom of the program’s page, listed career opportunities included the following:
- City Alderman
- City Council Member
- Congressional Representative
- Government Professor
- Member of Congress
- Political Consultant
- Political Theory Professor
- Public Policy Professor
Now, world-changers in North Carolina can shoot for similar influence.
“Program Outcomes,” per UNC:
- Candidates are able to use appropriate research and theory to identify and analyze antiracist movements through a historical and cultural context.
- Candidates are able to develop a plan of action to effectively address racism in local contexts.
The program’s “appropriate,” the page indicates, “for educators in public and private settings, administrators in non-profit settings, counselors, religious/spiritual entities, local, regional and state government employees, and others interested topics of equity.”
It will consist of four courses, lending “an understanding of education in urban environments with a focus on race, racism, and antiracism.”
[The curricula] will address different foci and content, yet all have the aim that students will uncover the underlying social, economic, psychological, and political conditions that disproportionately and inequitably channel advantages and opportunities to particular racialized groups while denying them to others.
“Antiracism” appears all the rage.
In Minnesota, Northfield’s Carleton College recently required faculty to attend antiracism training sessions.
As I covered in February, the U.S. Navy added 16 books to its official reading list aimed at addressing criminal justice, gender politics, and antiracism — including The New Jim Crow and Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist.
The concept’s even made its way to Little League:
Antiracism Comes to Kids' Little League Baseball — Coaches Are Sent to a Workshop https://t.co/emzaxAhmPQ
— RedState (@RedState) May 18, 2021
So is the future racist? It seems it will be very anti-.
CRT, antiracism, and “anti-Black linguistic racism” literature recommendations filled the pages of a recent catalogue sent to National Council of Teachers of English members. | Opinion by @LutherAbel1 https://t.co/mstYcZ3Gkf
— National Review (@NRO) July 7, 2021
Amazon Offered a School District Kindles for Kids, the District Requested 'Antiracism' Books
— RedState (@RedState) June 24, 2021
Get in on the ground floor.
And as reported by Campus Reform, you can do it all for the low, low price of roughly $12,000:
The online coursework…costs $12,321 for out-of-state students and $6,256 for North Carolina residents. The courses are: History and Psychology of Racism; Racial Identity Development; Race in Education and Schooling; Antiracist Activism in Education.
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