On this first episode of season two, Michael Borshuk sits down with members of the programming team for the Center's scholarly theme for 2021-2022, Anti-Racism. We hear from Dr. Nadia Flores-Yeffal, dr. aretha marbley, Dr. Jennifer Nish, and Dr. Beau Pihlaja, as they explain what events and ideas provided the impetus for this year's programming and then forecast what topics and contexts we will work through in our various events and activities. What does it mean to be anti-racist in the humanities and what steps must a university take to be anti-racist? How does this year's programming clear up some of the misconceptions that circulate in our public conversations about race, racism, and white supremacy? Where should one begin in one's reading to commit to anti-racism?
For further reading, texts mentioned in this episode:
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Racism Without Racists (5th ed., Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)
Joe R. Feagin, The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter-Framing (Routledge, 2013)
Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Anti-Racist (Random House, 2019)
Bonita Lawrence and Enakshi Dua, "Decolonizing Antiracism," Social Justice 32.4 (2005): 120-43.
Kyla Wazana Tompkins, "The Shush," PMLA 136.3 (2021): 417-23.
Rinaldo Walcott, On Property (Biblioasis, 2021)