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“The ‘System’ in Systemic Racism…And Why it Matters”

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hear from Princeton University African American Studies Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Ph.D. in this lecture about racial inequality in public policy making. This lecture will unpack the ways that conventional explanations of racism ignore or underestimate structural critiques in order to avoid implicating the entirety of United States society.

Conservatives deny racism except in its most explicit form, and liberals only demand inclusion into existing institutions. Dr. Taylor examines how race and class inequalities are linked – and how addressing these connections poses a threat to dominant governing and political norms.

Dr. Taylor will be a Scholar-in-Residence for the UH Comparative Cultural Studies department April 25-29. This weeklong engagement opportunity is funded by the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership in the Hobby School of Public Affairs.

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Diedra Fontaine