Race in the United States
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
University Center, UL104 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Recordings of each lecture will be made available online.
The 2016 U.S. Presidential election revealed the stubborn persistence of bigotry in the United States, and demonstrated that race continues to play a significant, if changing, role in how we define our communities, develop our public policy, and shape our democratic institutions. This course brings together scholars, experts, thought leaders and activists to examine such issues as racial stratification, implicit bias, and the complex, intersectional relationships between race, gender, and class. What is race and how do we understand it today? How are demographic shifts driving wedges between communities and/or fostering pluralism? How democratic is our pluralist society? What is the role of racial divides in fomenting political partisanship? What impact does racialized discourse have on such issues as the social safety net, immigration, criminal justice, technology, voting, and urban policy?
"Race in the USA" is The New School's second University free public course on post-election America, and is sponsored by the Provost's Office and the 2017 Henry Cohen Lecture Series of The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.
9/18: Health Equity
10/11: Fraught Crossroads
10/23: Race and Cognition
11/13: Race and the Environment
11/27: Race and Immigration
12/4: Race and Criminalization
12/11: Race and Electoral Power
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