Lessons from BSU’s first Antiracism Class in Honors

In this panel, participants will discuss the planning, teaching, and taking of the Honors College’s first course on anti-racism at Ball State University. Developed in response to student demands and adapted from an existing survey course on race and US history and society, “Understanding Race, Challenging Racism” seeks to help students understand the historical social construction of race and racism, its intersectional nature, and ways to combat it in their daily lives. Student and faculty panelists will share key insights and lessons learned, including strategies for decentering whiteness in the classroom and for helping students make connections between their own experiences and course content.