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PNW Race, Racism, Anti-Racism Series: Racism, Being Color Blind and Beauty
March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Deepa Majumdar, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at PNW and Meiko Yamada, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology at Purdue University Fort Wayne
Despite the decades since the Civil Rights Act, racial inequality lingers in America. Color-blindness as the legitimate view of race neglects racial disparities, concealing many isms and obscuring the lack of discussion accompanying political correctness.
Yamada will discuss how color-blindness is a new challenge today and how we can tackle contemporary racism. Often, our power-laden view of physical beauty (which lies in the eye of the beholder) expresses racism. Majumdar will use Plato to speak of the ascent away from subjective beauty towards one that prioritizes beauty of character.
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