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What does it all mean?
A discussion of important civics terms and concepts, including democracy and citizenship, extremism and extremist groups, political ideology and partisanship, racism and racists, and understanding the events of January 6, 2021.
Civics 101 Terminology program (Recorded March 23. 2021)
Presenter: Dr. Adolphus Belk, Jr.
Professor of Political Science and African American Studies
Key Civics Terms and Concepts
Democracy and Citizenship
- Types of democratic governments
- Constitutional rights
- The right of "due process"
Political Ideology and Partisanship
- Political socialization
- Liberal (left)
- Moderate (centrist)
- Conservative (right)
- Partisanship / Party I.D.
- The Democratic Party
- The Republican Party
Racism and Racists
- Jim Crow racism
- Color-blind racism
- Systemic / Institutional racism
Extremism and Extremist Groups
- White nationalists
- Oath Keepers
- Proud Boys
- The Boogaloo Boys
Understanding January 6, 2021
- The 2020 presidential election
- The Electoral College
- The "Big Lie"
- Inciting violence
- Insurrection / Coup d'etat
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