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

April 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

For more information, please visit the Facebook pageThe event will be livestreamed via Facebook. Sponsored by the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


Starr Auditorium
79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA United States
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