Our courses draw on literature, philosophy, history, and many other disciplines to examine African, African-American, and Caribbean/Latin American themes. We also study the social construction of racial differences and its relation to the perpetuation of racism and racial domination.

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2023 Senior Reception & Commencement

Enjoy some photos from the 2023 Black Studies’ Senior Reception & Commencement ceremonies, which took place in May 2023.

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Digital Africas

Digital Africas

It’s a subculture often dismissed with a punch line: Nigerian youth who email unsuspecting victims and convince them to send money in return for nonexistent goods or deals. This semester, 25 Amherst students looked beyond the punch line to the young perpetrators of the infamous scam.

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