Race and Racism in a Global Perspective: A Focus on the Construction of Race in Brazil

When:

Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Description:

Featuring Prof. Isis Aparecida Conceicao and Jamelia Morgan, Critical Race Theory (CRT) examines the role of law in constructing and upholding racial hierarchy, as well as hierarchies based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, and class, to name a few. While rejecting the notion of race as a biologically fixed trait, CRT focuses instead on race as social construct, maintained and regulated by and through law. This conversation will explore and apply CRT to understanding race as a social construction in both Brazil and the United States. 

This event is part of the "Race and Gender in a Global Context" event series.

Contact:

Professor Jamelia Morgan, Associate Professor of Law and Robert D. Glass Scholar

 

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