Lecture Series: How Structural Racism Works

Structural Racism — the normalized and legitimized range of policies, practices, and attitudes that routinely produce cumulative chronic adverse outcomes for people of color — is the main driver of racial inequality in America today.

In fall 2015, the Office of the Provost in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) launched a series of academic lectures and workshops designed to undertake an extended campuswide examination of structural racism in the United States — its origins and manifestations. Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies and director of CSREA, will direct the project titled “How Structural Racism Works,” which is built around her new research project of the same name that embraces video material and public engagement as integral parts of the research design.

Past Lectures

Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and American Studies at the Graduate Center for Place, Culture and Politics, City University of New York

Industrialized Punishment

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 pm
Granoff Center for the Arts
Martinos Auditorium

Prudence L. Carter, PhD

Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley

How Structural Racism Works: The Double Bind of Racial and Economic Inequality in Education

Monday, September 26, 2016
5:00 pm
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Granoff Center for the Arts,
Martinos Auditorium

Robert Korstad

Professor of Public Policy and History at Duke and Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity

Peeling Back the Layers: Racial Inequality in a New South City

Friday, March 25 2016
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Peterutti Lounge, Robert Campus Center


Professor of Economics William Darity, Jr.

Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy

Wealth and Structural Racism

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:00 pm

BERT 130, 85 Waterman Street

Tom Shapiro

Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis, will speak about his research, particularly the role homeownership, race and intergenerational inheritance, which led to his book, The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality.

Our History Lives in Our Home

Friday, March 4, 2016, noon

Pembroke 305

Moderated by Tricia Rose

Director, CSREA, Professor of African Studies

How Structural Racism Works: A Roundtable Discussion

February 17, 2016
6:30 pm., Reception to follow
Building for Environmental Research and Teaching (BERT)
Room 130
85 Waterman Street
This event is free and open to the public.

Tricia Rose

Professor of Africana Studies Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

Inaugural Lecture: How Structural Racism Works

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Martinos Auditorium at the Granoff Center for the Arts