Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Political Science


Political Science 327. Black Political Thought

An introduction to African American political and social ideas. Through critical examination of major expressions of that discourse, we hope to arrive at some understanding of the principles, goals and strategies developed by African American women and men. Focus is on major philosophical, theoretical and ideological formulations put forward during the 19th and 20th centuries. In light of the historic and comtemporary problems associated with race, class and gender oppression, we will probe the manner in which these structures of domination and exploitation have differentially and similarly impacted the lives of black women and men.