SUMMER EUGENICS LECTURES 2020
Sunday, August 2, 16, & 30
Blackface, Stereotypes, & the Resurgence of Popular Eugenics
$35 per session / $100 combines sessions
BLACKFACE, STEREOTYPES & THE RESURGENCE OF POPULAR EUGENICS
It appears that even the most well-meaning American routinely steps into the abyss of racial stereotypes and other social biases. And while relatively few carry actual racist beliefs that lend themselves to violence, increases in microaggressions and just pure, un-American behavior have made talking about race near to impossible. Further, with the advent of social media and trials by popular opinion, many find themselves unable to recover easily after mis-speaking. The Acumen Group, led by public historian Dr. Shantella Y. Sherman invite you to open a dialogue on race, bias and entitlement by examining the resurrected "science" of eugenics. These monthly lectures include a basic U.S. history lesson, within a safe learning environment that welcomes questions. These are great supplemental history classes for those studying American history, Women & Gender studies, law and / or public policy. The goal of The Acumen Group is to serve as "change agents," who help reconcile not-so-pleasant mores and ideals with the realities of social bias. High school & college students are welcome.
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