Tue, Feb 16|
A History of Race and White Supremacy in the U.S.
How did we get here? How did racism emerge as a such a pervasive social structure in the U.S.? What is the reality of "race"? It's a question many of us have asked at one time or another, and it has a clear answer.
Time & Location
Feb 16, 2021, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
About the event
How did racism emerge as a such a pervasive social structure in the U.S.? What is the reality of "race"? Why do so many people still have erroneous beliefs about race's influence on our destinies? How is white supremacy and white nationalism influencing American politics to this day? These are questions many of us involved in anti-raciasm have asked at one time or another. Race is a social construct, a tool for oppression. In short, racism is real, but race is not. Race and white supremacy in the U.S also has a definitive origin story, and one that every anti-racist or social justice activist should know. Join this training to learn a brief history of racial classification in the U.S., and how it influences our mistaken perception of race today, and its implications for anti-racist work in the future.
This is a low cost community training-- suggested ticket price is $25, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Attendees and supporters are invited to donate via the website, Venmo @Regan-Byrd, or PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org).