A study of relations between dominant and subaltern racial groups in the United States and other American republics. Special attention will be paid to the social construction of racial categories and the ways in which societies are stratified on the basis of nationality and racial group membership. The evolving dynamics of race relations will be considered with regard to matters of power, prestige, immigration, citizenship, and identity-formation. Various forms of contemporary racism and means of combating them will also be examined. (Offered every other year.) (Also listed as SOCI 3427.) Prerequisite: At least 3 hours completed in SOCI, ANTH, or PLSI.