Conversations on Race–Race & Privilege

This year we are addressing Race & Privilege: Raising Consciousness to Address Racial Inequities. We are pleased to welcome four distinguished panelists: David Troutt, is professor of law (Justice John J. Francis Scholar) and the founding director of the Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity (CLiME) whose writes about the intersections of race, class and place; Khadijah Costley White, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers whose research is on race, gender, and politics in media; Demelza Baer from the NJ Institute of Social Justice; Jane Bleasdale, whose research is focused on equity and inclusion. (click on highlighted names for more information about the panelists).

The panelists will discuss how privilege plays out in economics, education, housing, the criminal justice system and other areas of our daily lives.  Participants will break into small groups to hold candid, facilitated table discussions using suggested starter questions, and then each table will formulate strategies and solutions to counter privilege and share their solutions with the entire group and with the panel for comment.

Below are some articles to get you thinking…

The Sugarcoated Language of White Fragility
Yes, You Can Measure White Privilege


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