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Race in the United States: The Social Construction of Race and Islamophobia

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Starr Foundation Hall, Room UL102, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

This event has ended. A video recording is 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?

This guest lecture will be presented by Linda Sarsour, Organizer of the Women’s March, Former Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York.

“Race in the USA” is The New School’s second University 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.

If you can’t make it to our NYC campus, watch + engage live with each week’s lecture on Facebook or Livestream. Follow the conversation on social media.

View the full list of lectures in the Race in the U.S. Lecture Series here.  

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Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Race In The U.S.


Schools of Public Engagement, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy




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