Professor Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Associate Professor of Pyschology, will present a public lecture at the Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture on Wednesday, December 3, 6:30-8:00 pm. The talk is titled "Race Matters, but Not How You Think it Does: How Stereotypes Affect How We Live, Work, Play and Pray." The talk is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture Series.
CAAPS Director Fredrick Harris' essay "James Baldwin, 1963, and the House that Race Built" is featured in the recent edition of Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Disapora. Although the activism of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X continues to receive the most attention, Harris argues that James Baldwin is better situated to explain why black Americans continue to be pressed to the margins of American society.
The essay can be found here: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/transition.115.52
Ismail White, Associate Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, will give a talk on "Selling Out?: The Politics of Navigating Conflicts Between Racial Group Interest and Self-Interest." The talk will take place on Monday, November 17, from 4:10 to 5:30pm in the Lindsay Rogers Room, 707 International Affairs Building. Co-sponsored with the American Politics Workshop.
Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Northwestern University, will present a talk on W.E.B. Du Bois and the origins of American sociology on October 15, at Knox Hall, Room 509, from 12 noon to 1:30pm. Co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology.
Race in America, 50 Years after CRA, A Conversation at the Brookings Institution Moderated by Fred Harris
CAAPS Director Fredrick C. Harris hosted a roundtable discussion on "Race in America: Reflections 50 Years after the Civil Rights Act," with Sheryll Cashin (Georgetown, Law), Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, Vesla Weaver (Yale, Political Science and African-American Studies), and Adam Serwer of BuzzFeed. You can view the discussion here: