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The construction of racial identity

12:00pm Fri 15 Apr

About this session

It is widely accepted today that racism is socially constructed and not based in biological essentialism. Nonetheless there is a dearth of understanding of the nature of this social construction - both how racism emerged and why it persists. This talk will examine racism with a Marxist lens to understand how racism developed, its changing faces, and how it can be relegated to history where it rightfully belongs.

Recommended Reading

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Lifeby Barbara J. Fields and Karen E. Fields
Who is to blame for racism in Australia by Tess Lee Ackin Marxist Left Review
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