How did W.E.B. Du Bois’ research challenge dominant narratives about black Americans during the Jim Crow period?
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As a field, Ethnic Studies seeks to empower all students to engage socially and politically and to think critically about the world around them. It is important for Ethnic Studies courses to document the experiences of people of color in order for students to construct counter-narratives and develop a more complex understanding of the human experience. Through these studies, students should develop respect for cultural diversity and see the advantages of inclusion.