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Whiteness: The Meaning of a Racial, Social and Legal Construct (Free Public...

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Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

441 Freedom Parkway, NE

Atlanta, GA 30307

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A Public Dialogues in Race and Difference Series Event

Special Thanks to our EVENT PARTNER: The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election and bestselling books like Hillbilly Elegy and White Trash, there is a growing realization that whiteness is as much a social racial and political identity as being African, Latinx, Asian or Native American. In partnership with the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute is pleased to host a panel on the evolution of whiteness in American society. Our esteemed panel brings their interdisciplinary perspective to the panel to explain why race—including whiteness—still matters in America.

We are pleased to feature five eminent experts from a wide range of disciplinary fields. Join the conversation!

  • Richard Delgado, John J. Sparkman Chair of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law, author of Critical Race Theory
  • David Ikard, Professor of English, Director of Africana Studies, University of Miami, author of Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in the 21st Century
  • Nancy Isenberg, T. Harry Williams Professor of History, Louisiana State University, author of White Trash
  • Jane Junn, Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California, author of The Politics of Belonging: Race, Immigration, and Public Politics
  • David Roediger, Foundation Professor of American Studies and History, University of Kansas, author of The Wages of Whiteness

Directions and Parking: Follow link. Parking is FREE at the Carter Library.

For more information: jwji@emory.edu or 404-727-2926

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