Racial Issues in American Society

  • Grades11-12
  • PrerequisitesU.S. History
  • DatesMay 18 - July 7, 2023
  • Credits.333
  • Price$735

Students will learn how to discuss this challenging topic, identify its presence in various aspects of American society, and develop ways to challenge it in their spheres of influence.

Not only is racism a historical issue, but we live with its legacy every single day. The purpose of this class is to identify this phenomenon, understand how it operated historically and continues to influence society today.

We will read So You Want to Talk About Race, and discuss different topics related to racism in America each week. 

Expectations: To participate successfully in this course, students must have reliable internet access, about 4 hours per week outside of class time to dedicate to the course and reliable transportation to visit a museum or other site related to racism in the US.  Instructor will organize opportunities for tours and guided visits to spaces in the DFW area. Instructor will help students outside of Dallas to locate similar sites in their location.

Dates & Times

  • Orientation: (Must attend ONE In-person, Room 4035)
    • 5/18 12:05-12:35 p.m. OR 5/24 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Class Sessions (All virtual; students must attend AT LEAST 3)

  • May 30, 2023 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • June 6, 2023 10-11:30 a.m.
  • June 13, 2023 10-11:30 a.m.
  • June 20, 2023 10-11:30 a.m.
  • June 27, 2023 10-11:30 a.m.
  • July 3, 2023 10-11:30 a.m.

Camp Instructor

Jania Hoover, Parish Episcopal School

Contact Ms. Hoover