Why Choose Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies?
This interdisciplinary minor program explores processes of racial and ethnicity formation both globally and within the United States. It encourages comparative study of race and ethnicity in different times and places. We treat the experiences of people of color as central, focusing on how they have challenged their subordination and thrived in spite of it. The ideas, practices, and knowledge students develop in Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies help them empower themselves, practice solidarity with those who are most vulnerable, and work toward racial justice.
New York City and its environs are among the most racially and ethnically diverse places in the country, with a rich history for students to study and explore. Students of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies have many opportunities to experience the city’s rich cultural offerings, learning about history, cultural dialogue, and political action through, for example, museum visits and neighborhood tours with knowledgeable, enthusiastic faculty. Students also have the opportunity to work toward racial justice by getting involved in political campaigns and nonprofit work.
As a Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies minor, you are well-positioned for careers at:
- Non-profits working toward social justice
- Government agencies
- Corporate and institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion offices
- High schools, colleges, and universities