Building on W. E. B. Du Bois's concept of the color line, Diamond's lecture will highlight how white supremacy is deeply embedded in U.S. educational organizations and the ways that
Building on W. E. B. Du Bois’s concept of the color line, Diamond’s lecture will highlight how white supremacy is deeply embedded in U.S. educational organizations and the ways that opportunity hoarding helps sustain it. In doing so, he will shift the intellectual gaze from the aspirational progress narratives often associated with Brown to the racial hierarchies and various forms of harm that schools (even integrated ones) continue to reproduce. Taking the recent attacks against critical race theory as a backdrop, Diamond will argue that schools not only contribute to educational inequity but are race-making institutions that socialize people into relations of racial domination and subordination through institutional practices and individual actions.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Atrium Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004