(1 credit)  It This course will address Buddhist Principles and Racism in the U.S. through readings like: Marc Lamont Hill’s “Nobody,” Debbie Irving’s “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race,” Carol Anderson’s “White Rage,” parts of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me,” and excerpts from the writing of James Baldwin. We will intersperse discussions of those readings and exercises and guided meditations on recognizing and working with our biases. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition offers meditation and contemplative techniques for cultivating equanimity, which we will consider in the context of contemporary social justice work.