Study Group: How Shifts in Race & Cultural Identity Influence Politics, Policy & Pop Culture
Michele Norris, Joan Shorenstein Fellow, will lead a series of six study groups. Study groups are for Harvard students only (graduate and undergraduate) and are not-for-credit. View individual sessions below for details and to register.
Description: The election of President Barack Obama was widely heralded as the beginning of a post racial era. In reality, the beginning of the Obama era coincided with a new chapter in American history where matters of race would become even more complex for a number of reasons including demographic shifts, economic insecurity, new technology and global tumult. This series of study groups will examine the seismic and subtle influence of race and cultural identity in various aspects of American life. These sessions will also examine prominent issues that have surfaced in The Race Card Project where Michele Norris has archived tens of thousands of stories on race and cultural identity submitted by individuals from around the world.
- Eavesdropping on America’s Hidden Conversation about Race. Monday, February 23, 6p.m. View materials from this session.
- The Role of Race in the Race to Win Votes. Monday, March 2, 6p.m. View materials from this session.
- “Racism is a Flesh Colored Bandaid” Examining the Color of Commerce. Monday, March 9, 6p.m. View materials from this session.
- “Not What You Think I Am” On the Question of Identity — Who Gets to Choose? Monday, April 6, 6p.m. View materials from this session.
- “Stereotypes Like Stains Can Still Linger” — Examining the Power of Cultural Stereotypes. Monday, April 20, 6p.m. View materials from this session.
- “Always Under the Skin of America” How Can an Informal Social Media Experiment Provide a Springboard for Formal Policy and Institutional Discussions about Race and Cultural Identity? Monday, May 4, 6p.m. Register for this session.
Questions? Please contact Katie Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org.