Beyond the Dream: Falmouth Talks Race
Thursday August 10, 2017
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Lecture Title: What is Race?
Guest Speaker: Jill Gordon. Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy, Colby College
We Think we know what we mean when we say "race," but when pushed to give a coherent account of it, things fall apart. It can be confusing to hear that "race isn't real," and such notions as "race is socially constructed" need further investigation and explanation. There are marginalized groups that used to be considered " races," but are not anymore, and sometimes what we consider religions are also treated like "races." And we (white folks) sometimes speak as though white folks don't have a race. This lecture will try to bring some clarity to this confunding area of our public discourse.
Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room
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