#RaceClass Ep. 4 | Race/ism as a Political Weapon
with Prof. Jonathan Feingold, Boston University
Race is a social construct. This means humans created race. But why?
In #RaceClass Ep. 4, we outline how economic and political elites have long employed race/ism as a potent political tool to: (1) DIVIDE (multiracial coalitions); (2) DISTRACT (us from the systems that produce our shared precarity) and (3) DEFEND (an America defined by enduring inequality). With references to Heather Mcghee & Ian Haney-Lopez, and shout outs to Kathryn Joyce & Jennifer Berkshire.
PLUS a mini-lesson on the “social construction” of race. What else is a social construct? Hammers, international boundaries, and money
This is episode 3 of Race Class.
We know that race matters. But it can be hard to pinpoint precisely *how* race matters. In episode 3, we discuss 5 ways that race shapes life in America—even if we wish it didn’t. We’ll cover how race shapes (1) access to resources; (2) others expectations of us; (3) different treatment people receive; (4) our perspectives; and (5) the conditions we must navigate as we move through life. This list is not exhaustive. Still, it expands our vocabulary and helps us explain what we might mean when we say “race matters.”
RACE CLASS with BU Law Professor Jonathan Feingold (Given the GOP fears teaching students about systemic racism & refuses to allow teachers to tackle the question: why does racism & inequality still exist after the civil rights movement. We take up the challenge )
Race Class #2 -What is Racism?
The second installment of Race Class - What is racism?. In an effort to respond, Boston University Law Professor Jonathan Feingold and The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen are offering "Race Class" - a once a month course/conversation where listeners can hear what it is like to approach race and racism from a place of curiosity and history rather than fear and anxiety.
The first installment of Race Class Legislation restricting the teaching of race and racism in public schools and government entities has spread across the country. In an effort to respond, Boston University Law Professor Jonathan Feingold and The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen are offering "Race Class" - a once a month course/conversation where listeners can hear what it is like to approach race and racism from a place of curiosity and history rather than fear and anxiety.