But I Never Owned Slaves: Digging Deep into the Emotionalities of Whiteness and its Impact on the Hopes of Racial Justice - A Talk by Dr. Cheryl E. Matias

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Discussing race and racism often conjures up emotions of guilt, shame, anger, defensiveness, denial, sadness, dissonance, and discomfort. Instead of suppressing those feelings, coined emotionalities of whiteness, they are, nonetheless, important to identify, understand, and deconstruct if one ever hopes to fully commit to racial equity. With her book, Feeling White: Whiteness, Emotionality, and Education, Dr. Cheryl E. Matias (School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver) provides theoretical and psychoanalytic analyses to determine where these emotions so stem, how they operate, and how they perpetuate racial inequities in education and society.


U-SU, 1st Floor, Theatre
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