According to my suitemate, flofaye, The Modern Caribbean is a fucking fantastic class.
First off, from one of the culpa reviews:
Professor Lightfoot is a decent professor, however be aware that “History of the Modern Caribbean” is not history of the modern caribbean. It is the history of slavery and the oppression of black people in the Caribbean. While I have nothing against that, the class was ill-described, and you should be aware of what you are signing up for.
Myself, and many others I know would not have taken the class had we known the clear political and racist agenda behind this class.
Among other things, Professor Lightfoot claims that ‘Africans in the West Indies founded the modern banking industry.’ While such an argument can be made, it is obviously a very narrow viewpoint, and hardly something she should be teaching in ‘History of the Modern Caribbean.’
According to Flo, Professor Lightfoot basically started off the class saying “if you’re uncomfortable with talking about Black people and Black history, this isn’t the class for you” and “if you’re not okay with an anti-colonialist perspective on European settler icons, then you should probably leave” also allegedly “TW: white tears.”
So um maybe y’all should take this to fulfill your history requirement yeah