“Race in the U.S.” (http://newschool.edu/raceintheus) is The New School’s second University course on post-election America, and is sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the 2017 Henry Cohen Lecture Series of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy (http://newschool.edu/milano).
WEEK 10: "Race and Lower Ed in the New Economy" with Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and faculty associate with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Author of Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (2017, The New Press). The New York Times called Lower Ed the “best book yet on the complex lives and choices of for-profit college students”.
To prepare for the lecture, read “New Federal Data Show a Student Loan Crisis for African American Borrowers” (http://americanprogress.org/issues/education-postsecondary/news/2017/10/16/440711/new-federal-data-show-student-loan-crisis-african-american-borrowers).
The 2016 U.S. Presidential election revealed the stubborn persistence of bigotry in the United States, and demonstrated that race continues to play a significant, if changing, role in how we define our communities, develop our public policy, and shape our democratic institutions. This course brings together scholars, experts, thought leaders and activists to examine such issues as racial stratification, implicit bias, and the complex, intersectional relationships between race, gender, and class.
What is race and how do we understand it today? How are demographic shifts driving wedges between communities and/or fostering pluralism? How democratic is our pluralist society? What is the role of racial divides in fomenting political partisanship? What impact does racialized discourse have on such issues as the social safety net, immigration, criminal justice, technology, voting, and urban policy? The objective of the course is to deepen the knowledge and understanding of participants on how “race” is constructed in US society, it’s implications for policies, outcomes and discourse and to develop greater critical analysis of race in the US.
Darrick Hamilton is Director of the Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy, and jointly appointed as Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The Milano School and the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research (http://newschool.edu/nssr). Professor Hamilton is a stratification economist, whose work focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes. He has authored numerous scholarly articles on socioeconomic stratification in education, marriage, wealth, homeownership, health (including mental health), and labor market outcomes. Follow @DarrickHamilton
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Location: U L104, University Center
Monday, October 30, 2017 6:00 pm