Race, Housing, and Community

BLST349 (Liberal Arts) Race, Housing, and Community 3 hrs. 3 crs. This course will explore the historic and persistent struggles of lower and middle class African Americans to attain property and maintain stable communities in the face of discriminatory policies and practices of government, Realtors and majority communities. Additionally, case study evidence will lead students to understand the complex bundle of issues associated with gentrification and displacement, and means of resistance (i.e. community building initiatives) utilized by communities confronted with potential destabilization. Preq: ANTH 101 or BLST 101. Coreq: ANTH 101 or BLST 101. Not open to students with credit in ANTH 349. This course is cross-listed with ANTH 349.