How Structural Racism Works

Lecture Series

Structural racism–the normalized and legitimized range of policies, practices, and attitudes that routinely produce cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color, especially black people–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. 

View a list of past and upcoming lectures.

Research Team 2015-2016

Professor Tricia Rose 
Samuel Rosen '14
Amanda Boston GS
Mina Asayesh-Brown '16 
Ida Yalzadeh GS
Nnamdi Jogwe '19
Emily Sun '18
Naomi Varnis '16
Hannah Pullen-Blasnik '16
Susannah Waldman '17
Timothy Ittner '18
Adeline Mitchell '15