Talk Description: Four "peculiar institutions" have served to define and confine African Americans in U.S. society over the past four centuries: racialized slavery, the Jim Crow system of caste terrorism, the urban ghetto, and the hybrid formed by the concatenation of the hyperghetto and the carceral system. In this lecture, Professor Wacquant will discuss their similarities and differences and draw out the consequences of this historical model for the current scholarly and policy debates around race and citizenship.
Talk Description: This lecture will explore the history of slavery and racial oppression from a policy standpoint. Discussion will focus on how systemic oppression has historically led to the current factors tied to the exploitation of minority and immigrant populations for commercial sex and labor. The lecture will take a human rights approach with a racial justice lens.
African American and African Studies Program
AAS 1020 – Introduction to African-American and African Studies
Professor Claudrena Harold
The African Studies Colloquium Series proudly presents a talk by the African Feminist and Anti-apartheid activist Professor Patricia McFadden, entitled Contemporarity in Africa: Feminist Perspectives of an Alternative Future. The event is going to held on November 16, between 3:30pm and 5pm, at Minor Hall 110.