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In this first session we will come to terms with the history and emergence of Critical Race Theory and will specifically examine the divergent perceptions on and tensions between the notions of race and ethnicity.

Detail Summary
Date 8 September 2020
Time 14:00 - 17:00

Critical Race Theory came to fruition in an era during which many believed race was off the table. Terms such as postraciality and colourblindness have become central in ideological and institutional positionings. However, from the perspective of many people of colour and critical whiteness theorists, constructs of race continue to operate relentlessly, often felt as the proverbial elephant in the room. In this first session we will come to terms with the history and emergence of Critical Race Theory and will specifically examine the divergent perceptions on and tensions between the notions of race and ethnicity. In a space where racial profiling is referred to as ethnic profiling, critically assessing the very terms that underlie CRT will be our starting point allowing us to dive into and discuss the vastness of the web of meanings spawned by the concept of race.

Materials:


Linda Martín Alcoff . Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self. Oxford University Press, USA (2005) > Pages 179-223.
Audiovisuality:
Authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi on how to become aware of privilege. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dteOQPzc_so
Further reading:
Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers, Quayshawn Spencer. What Is Race: Four Philosophical Views. Oxford University Press (2019).
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic NYU Press (2017).