IA@SOUTH AFRICA: Race, Ethnicity, & Housing

Identities Abroad is offering a course titled American and South African Apartheid that will be taught in fall 2022 followed by travel to South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town) during the December intersession. The deadline to apply is May 1. 

Identity Abroad courses promote study abroad opportunities to first-generation, and African American and Latinx students and include a $1,500 stipend/scholarship for those who are eligible. 

The course focuses on factors governing the residential patterns of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States and South Africa, and the impact of these residential patterns on life chances and opportunities in American and South African societies.  Where one lives determines access to quality educational opportunities, health care, and employment.  It also affects proximity to crime, environmental hazards, and the development of mainstream cultural competencies.  Residential patterns are often explained as resulting from individual choice, however, racial discrimination and violence, and biases in government housing policies and mortgage lending practices have had an enduring effect and have affected access to societal resources on an equal basis.  Although laws governing residential patterns have changed, the legacies of past policies and practices remain, and continually replicate socio-economic and political disparities between whites and racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. and South Africa.

Join Dr. Valerie C. Johnson for a virtual information session on Tuesday, April 26:  https://depaul.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcO6spzsiG9fMek3oW_1AbBLGOkvmZrT6

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