2015 - 18th Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

This Makes Me Very Uncomfortable: Dealing with race at Lake Forest College

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

JerDrema Flynt, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library 221

Abstract

After the events in Ferguson, Staten Island, and Cleveland, both White guilt and White supremacy inhibited frank discussions about undercover racism. Racism is masked by claims of the U.S. being post-racial and by the embrace of color-blind ideology and political correctness. Using a combination of interview techniques with Black and White respondents, I investigated what stereotypes about Black people are familiar to people at Lake Forest College and whether they are perceived as racist. My results show patterns of undercover and unintended racism at Lake Forest College, and my presentation seeks to educate students about the insidiousness of racism.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-7-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

4-7-2015 2:15 PM

Panel

Topics in Social Science Research: Education and Race

Panel Moderator

Todd Beer

Field of Study for Presentation

African American Studies, Social Justice, Sociology and Anthropology

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This Makes Me Very Uncomfortable: Dealing with race at Lake Forest College

Library 221

After the events in Ferguson, Staten Island, and Cleveland, both White guilt and White supremacy inhibited frank discussions about undercover racism. Racism is masked by claims of the U.S. being post-racial and by the embrace of color-blind ideology and political correctness. Using a combination of interview techniques with Black and White respondents, I investigated what stereotypes about Black people are familiar to people at Lake Forest College and whether they are perceived as racist. My results show patterns of undercover and unintended racism at Lake Forest College, and my presentation seeks to educate students about the insidiousness of racism.