Northwestern University

Feb
28
Thu 12:00 PM

UTR: Teaching Race in a Post-race Climate

When: Thursday, February 28, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: 627 Dartmouth Place, Menges Library  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Contact: Shyanmei Wang   (847) 491-4586

Group: University Teaching Roundtable

Category: Academic

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Led by Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer winner Jinah Kim, Department of Asian American Studies

What does "post-racial" mean and what is its impact on higher education?  The election of Barack Obama was widely hailed as the beginning of a "post-racial" America, a country where race no longer matters and where racism no longer exists. What are the challenges of teaching and discussing race in this time of "colorblindness?"  Are students more or less comfortable confronting these issues now in an allegedly post-racial America?  In order to teach students to be effective leaders must we help them understand the role that racism plays in the problems facing society?

Feel free to bring your lunch; light refreshments will be provided.

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