Race and Representation was a great class, and my first one going into freshman year of college. You can make it by without doing the readings, as there are many other sources of academic consumption such as videos and podcasts. She is not a good first year advisor.
The course was not something I expected, I expected the course to encompass more material but it was mainly focused on one thing. I did not really like the professor's method of teaching and would not really recommend the course unless you are very passionate about it.