The Anatomy of Racism

Art by Daniel Fishel for NPR - Hear Something, Say Something: Navigating The World Of Racial Awkwardness

Why does racism persist more than fifty years after the passage of Civil Rights Legislation?  Why do people have different understandings of what racism is?  With Charlottesville and other examples of open racial bigotry, can we assume that white nationalism is on the rise?  This two-part olio will lend some insight into these questions as we trace the evolution of racism, how it changed forms, and how this affects the way racism is defined.  Participants will leave this session with a conceptual understanding of racism that will help them promote more productive conversations.    


Modeling the Anatomy of Racism and Understanding Contemporary Racism

Using the readings as a guide, participants will be asked to create a diagram that illustrates how different institutions and ideologies interact to perpetuate racism.  Participants will gain more in-depth knowledge on different forms of racism and how contemporary racism is manifest in subtle ways.  We will examine research on white nationalist groups and how they have persisted in a so-called post-racial society.  Finally, we will also consider types of racism that affect people of color on an individual and interpersonal level.  As racism changes forms, our methods for studying and combating racism may also need to change.   

Readings: White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meaning of Race by Matthew Hughey; Racism: From Slavery to Advanced Capitalism by Carter Wilson, Chapter 4





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