“The Future of Whiteness” by Linda Alcott

When Feb 18, 2013
from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Humanities Bldg, Room 300
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“The Future of Whiteness” - Linda Alcott

  • Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
  • 4:30 pm
  • Humanities Bldg, Room 300

By 2050 whites will lose their majority status, and many whites already live in cities and states in which they are a minority. How is this changing the political consciousness and self-understanding of whites themselves? How are whites reacting to the impending changes? What are the possibilities for new developments in white subjectivity? In this talk, Dr. Linda  Martín Alcoff will explore the future of whiteness within a multicultural society.

Linda Martín Alcoff is a professor of philosophy at Hunter College of the City University of New York specializing in feminism, race theory, epistemology and existentialism. She was recognized as the Distinguished Woman Philosopher of 2005 by the Society for Women in Philosophy. Alcoff is the author of several book and articles, and her lecture, "The Future of Whiteness," previews her forthcoming book on this subject.

Sponsors: Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Womens & Gender Studies, Dept. of Philosophy, A&S Deans Office of International Diversity and Outreach Programs, Social Change Minor Program, and Peace, Justice and Conflict Transformation Program

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