Race in America 101: The Essential Audio Course on Race, Ethnicity, Discrimination, and Inequality

Podcast-style audio course - 15 Topics
Colgate University
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Race in America 101: The Essential Audio Course on Race, Ethnicity, Discrimination, and Inequality

Podcast-style audio course - 15 Topics
Colgate University
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Join an expert on the intersections of media, race, and politics to understand and unravel our nation’s current racial realities using the tools of social science.

1 in 5 Americans name race relations the most important problem facing the country. In this revelatory 15-lecture audio course, you’ll learn how social science can help you understand the attitudes, actions, and outcomes associated with race in America. Your guide, acclaimed Colgate University sociology professor Alicia Simmons, shows you how social scientists interpret various problems associated with race in the contemporary US.

You’ll explore racial stratification, the causes and consequences of inequality, and the intersection of race and criminal justice in the United States. In particular, you’ll address how social forces have contributed to the disproportionate incarceration of Black people. Last, a section on #BlackLivesMatter describes what a post-racial nation might look like, and how we might do the daily work needed to bring it to life.

Throughout, Prof. Simmons encourages you to investigate the influence of race in the social life of your communities.

Join an expert on the intersections of media, race, and politics to understand and unravel our nation’s current racial realities using the tools of social science.

1 in 5 Americans name race relations the most important problem facing the country. In this revelatory 15-lecture audio course, you’ll learn how social science can help you understand the attitudes, actions, and outcomes associated with race in America. Your guide, acclaimed Colgate University sociology professor Alicia Simmons, shows you how social scientists interpret various problems associated with race in the contemporary US.

You’ll explore racial stratification, the causes and consequences of inequality, and the intersection of race and criminal justice in the United States. In particular, you’ll address how social forces have contributed to the disproportionate incarceration of Black people. Last, a section on #BlackLivesMatter describes what a post-racial nation might look like, and how we might do the daily work needed to bring it to life.

Throughout, Prof. Simmons encourages you to investigate the influence of race in the social life of your communities. In the process, you’ll discover the degree to which social forces impact the world right outside your front door.

This is a must-have course for parents, teachers and all those who wish to understand the science behind some of the biggest issues of our times.

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Prof. Alicia D. Simmons is an expert on the intersections of media, race, and politics in the United States. An associate professor of sociology at Colgate University, she teaches Introduction to Sociology, Media Effects, Race and Crime, and Media and Politics. Her honors include Stanford’s Centennial Teaching Award and Colgate’s Torch Medal for Excellence in Teaching.

Previously, she was a lecturer and postdoctoral fellow in sociology at Harvard University. She earned her Ph.D. in sociology at Stanford University.

Her research is interdisciplinary, incorporating sociology, psychology, communications, political science, and racial/ethnic studies. It is also multi-method, using surveys, experiments, and content analyses. She has been published in journals such as Social Forces, Du Bois Review, and Sociological Methodology. She is currently writing a book about news coverage of police killings of unarmed Black men.

Praise for Alicia Simmons

“With over twenty-years of collegiate teaching experience, I have seen few professors demonstrate the brilliance in teaching that Alicia Simmons has as a member of my department at Colgate University. She excels in all modes of instruction with a phenomenal level of engagement with her students. Professor Simmons also is an excellent and methodical researcher in the area of race and media. She represents the best and brightest in the field of sociology.”
-Paul Lopes, Professor of Sociology, Colgate University

“Professor Alicia Simmons is a master teacher and an excellent scholar. She is dynamic, engaging, and always prioritizes student learning. You will not only learn a lot about sociology from Professor Simmons, but you will also thoroughly enjoy the experience. I definitely recommend taking a course with Professor Simmons!”
-Lynn Chin, Associate Professor of Sociology, Washington & Lee University

“Dr. Simmons is a dynamic, engaging, and insightful professor. I have seen her teach firsthand and remain inspired more than a decade later.”
-Krystale Littlejohn, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon

  • How Do Social Scientists Think About the World?
  • Thinking about Race
  • Thinking about Racial Attitudes
  • Thinking about Discrimination
  • Thinking about Social Class
  • Income and Wealth
  • Working Life
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Causes of Mass Incarceration I
  • Causes of Mass Incarceration II
  • Consequences of Mass Incarceration
  • #BlackLivesMatter

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