The United States of America vs. The United States of America: Dissecting Systems of Oppression and White Supremacy
Keywords:Critical Race Theory, Post-Secondary Prison Education, Black Liberation, Resistance Consciousness, White Supremacy
AbstractDuring the Spring 2016 academic term at University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, incarcerated educators at Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) FCI McKean with subject-matter expertise in organizing counter-culture sociopolitical movements, co-designed and taught an advanced upper-level undergraduate course, Special Topics in Courts: The United States of America v. The United States of America, which focused on dissecting systems of oppression and white supremacy within the criminal justice system in America, to traditional nonincarcerated college students. Using a critical autoethnographic lens, this essay will briefly examine the pedagogical nuances of this first-of-a-kind course, through the unique voices of the instructors and student participants.
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