7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rogalski Center Ballroom
Joe Feagin, PhD, McFadden Professor at Texas A&M University, will talk about extensive diary research on
backstage and frontstage racism.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Tim Phillips or 563/333-6259
Joe Feagin, PhD, has written or co-written 60 books on the subjects of race, racism and sexism in America and the second of those, "Ghetto Revolts: The Politics of Violence in American Cities," was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1973.
Since earning his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in his native Texas in 1960 and a PhD in sociology from Harvard in 1966, Feagin extensively has researched the topic of race in America. That includes an examination of race relations on college campuses.
Now a professor of liberal arts at Texas A&M University, Feagin previously has taught at the Universities of Massachusetts, California, Texas and Florida. He was a scholar-in-residence for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 1973 and received a Harvard alumni association life achievement award in 2006. He was president of the American Sociological Association in 2000.
During his lecture Feagin will examine diary accounts of racist commentaries and actions at or near more than two dozen US colleges and universities as reported by 626 white college students. He will discuss the impact of whites' racist activity as reported in diaries by 308 students of color on those same campuses. This substantial evidence on the racial views and actions of our best-educated younger whites shows we are nowhere near a "post-racial America."
Sponsored by the Diversity Work Group, School of Social Work, Student Affairs Office, and the Departments of Sociology and Criminal Justice Department and Women's Studies.