University of Houston presents The System in Systemic Racism ... And Why it Matters
The System in Systemic Racism ... And Why it Matters lecture by Princeton University African American Studies Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Ph.D. will try to make sense of the ways that liberal and conservative modes of that deny structural critiques of racism because of the ways in which those criticisms implicate the entirety of U.S. society.
Conservatives deny racism except in its most explicit form and liberals only demand inclusion into existing institutions. Both cases underestimate or ignore the extent to which racism structures all of American society as a means of managing extraordinary inequality that is typically unremarked upon.
The point of this talk is to see how race and class are linked and that their simultaneous connection represents a particular threat to the governing and political norms within the U.S.