A professor’s proposed Black History Month course for one student: President Donald Trump
AFAM 0045 African-American History for Clueless Presidents (and Black Folk who’ve seen LaLa Land)
Bayard Rustin Education Bldg., Room 1963
This course is an introduction to the histories of African-Americans for those who talk favorably about “departed” black heroes like Ben Carson but find it difficult to recognize a black president. This course is for people who praise themselves at prayer breakfasts, habitually put a “the” in front of “blacks” and make history by late-night tweeting at “Saturday Night Live” characters. If you know more about the biographies of Monica, Rachel and Ross from the sitcom “Friends” than of Martin (Luther King, Jr.), Harriet (Tubman) and Rosa (Parks), this course is also for you. After taking this course you will be able to have dinner with the cast of “Hamilton” and drop the words Frederick Douglass into casual conversation as if you know who he is.
Please note: Guns are not permitted in college as campus police are sufficiently equipped to deal with grizzly bears.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Academic dishonesty includes alternative truths, plagiarism, tampering with evidence and hiding tax returns.
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Session 1: Field Trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture with U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-Georgia)