Let's Talk About Race

Deepen your understanding of historical and social racial inequity through the exploration of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Explore the origin and current manifestations of racial oppression, discrimination, and inequality.

Program Overview

The Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a framework that examines society and culture as they relate to categorizations of race, law, and power. The five tenets of CRT are counter-storytelling, the permanence of racism, whiteness as property, interest convergence, and the critique of liberalism. Learn how CRT can be used as a lens for examining existing power structures and recognize how these tenets manifest systematically within organizations. Engage in activities to practice “interrupting” those practices and policies that seek to marginalize people of color. Gain strategies to have compassionate dialogue using the RIR (Recognize, Interrupt and Repair) Protocol.

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Duration

Approximately 30 hours

Up to 6 months to complete coursework

Estimated Tuition

$400

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

2 PDUs

Undergraduate Professional Development Units

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Dedicated mentor    |    Interactive assignments

Real-world case studies   |   Create an action plan    |    Earn graduate level professional development credits

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to

  • Learn the historical context of current racial dynamics in the United States
  • Interpret counter-storytelling and recognize historical and present-day examples of this tenet in order to interrupt, confront, address, and eliminate racial oppression and inequity
  • Explain permanence of racism and recognize historical and present-day examples of this tenet in order to interrupt, confront, address, and eliminate racial oppression and inequity
  • Interpret whiteness as property and recognize historical and present-day examples of this tenet in order to interrupt, confront, address, and eliminate racial oppression and inequity
  • Explain interest convergence and recognize historical and present-day examples of this tenet in order to interrupt, confront, address, and eliminate racial oppression and inequity
  • Define critique of liberalism and recognize historical and present-day examples of this tenet in order to interrupt, confront, address, and eliminate racial oppression and inequity
  • Use CRT as a lens to define actionable steps toward having productive racial dialogue and creating more equitable environments using the RIR protocol: Recognize It, Interrupt It, and Repair It

Course Topics:

  • Critical race theory
  • Let’s talk about race 
  • Understanding counter-storytelling 
  • Understanding the permanence of racism 
  • Interrupting present-day racism 
  • Understanding whiteness as property 
  • The United States through the lens of whiteness as property 
  • Understanding interest convergence 
  • Present day examples of interest-convergence 
  • Understanding the critique of liberalism 
  • CRT as Lens

Earn your credit in 3 simple steps

Step 1
Register online.

Step 2
Complete the course.

Step 3
Receive credits and obtain an official transcript.



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This course is offered through Brandman University’s School of Extended Education in partnership with Epoch Education

Epoch Education

What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?

Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.

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