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Racecraft. Castecraft. A Transnational Weapon to Criminalize and Dehumanize African American, Dalit, and Romani People

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
6:30 pm
- 8:30 pm EDT

For centuries, racist or casteist ideologies have overlapped in the oppression of African Americans, Dalits, Romani people, and others. The racecraft of inferiority continues to be a powerful ideological weapon that ruling elites and dominant majorities have been using—intentionally and unintentionally, overtly or covertly—against historically oppressed groups. Join us for a panel discussion featuring:

  • Cornel West – Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University
  • Suraj Yengde – Postdoctoral fellow at the Initiative for Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability, Shorenstein Center on Media
  • Magda Matache – Instructor at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Director of the Roma Program at Harvard
  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad (moderator) – Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, HKS